Monday, 20 April 2009

Gail Emms Latest to Defy Gravity

Badminton Star Gail Emms dropped into Premier Physiotherapy Centre earlier today to utilise the Alter G, anti gravity treadmill, for a recovery run during her taper phase in preparation for this weekends Flora London Marathon.

Under the watchful eye of fitness coach Russell Holman she performed her run at her projected marathon pace, she is aiming for a 3 hours 50 minute finish, at just 85% of her body weight. This allowed her to run at race pace whilst reducing the overall stress to the system thus allowing her pre-run recovery to continue.

How did she enjoy her experience? Well see for yourself this Saturday during BBC breakfast as Mike Bushell was there to record it ! Mike couldn't resist trying out the machine for himself and thoroughly enjoyed the experience, apart from attempting to run at Paula Radcliffe's marathon pace (even at just 80% body weight!). BBC breakfast airs between 6.00am and 9.30am Saturday 25th April 2009.

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Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Latest News From The Alter G

Dean Ashton recently returned from a training stint in Portugal accompanied by John Green Director of Premier Physiotherapy Centre. where he trained on the sand. On his return we went back to running on the AlterG, at Premier Physio near Romford, to unload and recover. He seems to be progressing very well and the plan is to be outside for full loading next week.

The AlterG has been busy, as well as Dean we also had another footballer travel to us to use it in a bid to be fit for his teams run in, marathon runner have been supplementing their training on it and we also have had one of our physiotherapy clients who had suffered from a traumatic head injury on the Gtrainer for some gait re-education work which has been fantastic to see his progress, the treadmill allows us to work at speeds and for durations that we just couldn't achieve on a standard treadmill.