Treadmill in Pro Sports
Orbiter Treadmill Athletic
and amateur athletes train on
Orbiter Treadmills in order to generate higher intensity aerobics
without the wear and tear on their bodies they receive on hard
can train closer to athletic events on
an Orbiter Treadmill and maintain fresh legs. The
chance of injury (and
reinjury) is less performing true low impact exercise
than high impact exercise.
treadmills now claim
to be low impact. While they may be improved, they do not
match Orbiter Treadmill
standards. Not in impact reduction and not in cardio workout. There is
only one true low impact treadmill with significantly greater aerobic
workout, and it's name is The
The Orbiter shock absorbing treadmill revolutionized many standard
protocols of athletic rehabilitation in the 1990's, especially in
dealing with the time constraints of professional and collegiate
get players walking and jogging on the Orbiter that can barely limp on
a regular surface due to the pain."
Head Trainer Houston Rockets during Back To Back NBA Championships
collegiate trainers have discovered they can be more
with initiating ambulation and reeducation of the gait mechanism using
an Orbiter Treadmill.
While playing for the Houston
Oilers, Warren Moon suffered
from severe patella tendonitis. He
used the Orbiter as his main modality:
(a) to build cardiovascular conditioning,
(b) as a warm up for weight lifting & before practices, and
(c) whenever prescribed and needed during his rehabilitation.
In all sports, getting
athletes back to health and back in the game as soon as possible is the
goal. Orbiter is the best way to accomplish this goal because Orbiter's
industry unique no-hard-impact surface allows aggressive walking -
jogging - running rehabilitation sooner than is otherwise possible on
other treadmills or surfaces.
patients undergoing rehabilitation were placed in 'rehab limbo'. They
were allowed to work on specific fitness components such as range of
motion, flexibility, and strength, but were usually restricted from
aggressive running and walking. The main reason for these limitations
was the negative effect that walking and running (on hard surfaces) has
on the body. Cumulative high impact often has degenerative effects on
patients with a variety of disabling pathologies.
users with special
conditions have reported benefiting from the Orbiter Treadmill's
flexible Kevlar® reinforced surface.
2. Chronic tendonitis
3. Hip surgery
4. Exercise during pregnancy
5. Arthritis pain
6. Chronic and acute sciatica
6. Women with endometriosis
7. Sjogren's syndrome affected joints
8. Runners following surgery to repair complete lateral meniscectomy
and partial medial meniscectomy
9. Low back pain
10. Knee pain
11. Ankle pain and swelling
12. Persons restricted from running due to back or lower extremity
(hip, knee, leg, ankle & foot) injuries can often run without
on Orbiters. We have no reports of anyone receiving these type benefits
from any other brand of treadmill.
Experience the best.
Athletes and Trainers
Talk about their experiences with Orbiter Treadmills
of running on our Orbiter my wife and I have found that it has
eliminated the hard rigorous pounding and joint pain of running on a
track or other treadmills. Due to my high activity level, especially in
tennis, I feel that training on the Orbiter gives me fresh legs for the
hard surfaces I encounter."
Professional Baseball Hall of Fame
second team in the NBA to utilize the Orbiter in 1990, and it has
helped tremendously in accelerating rehabilitation protocol. My
athletes like the Orbiter so much that several of them, as well as the
team's owner have purchased their own."
E. Briggs, ATC, Head
Trainer Cleveland Cavaliers
me feel I'd rediscovered the spring and bounce of my youth. Orbiter's
sensation of airborne propulsion captures the true joy of sprinting
that only world class athletes usually get to experience. It is the
only treadmill that recreates the flowing, bounding sensation of world
Williams - Former
World Class Sprinter
Consultant to Olympic & Professional Athletes and Pro Sports
"A sprained knee normally takes three weeks rest before a player can jog and impact the joint. With Orbiter, this is reduced to 4 - 5 days. We have a wide variety of injuries that normally require 7 - 10 days of rest before getting back to jogging and then running.
By using the Orbiter, this time period is usually reduced to 4 days. There's no question that Orbiter has had a direct impact in returning our injured athletes to the field of competition faster and in better condition. Orbiter allows normal gait training without trauma. In the past, we had athletes swim, use a step machine or ride a stationary bike to rehabilitate leg & hip injuries, but these modalities fail to simulate the normal gait training process."
Watterson, Strength and Conditioning Coach,
"1992 Strength & Rehabilitation Coach of the Year" Award
over 300 athletes in our spring training camp...they compliment the
Orbiter's versatility and the fact that they can work out for long
periods of time without experiencing soreness in their knees or low
Griffin, Former Head Trainer
enables my athletes to get their cardiovascular workout without
stressing their legs...fresh legs are often the difference in
Melchiorre, Former NBA Head Trainer
Ray Melchiorre was the Houston Rockets
Head Trainer during their only NBA Championship Seasons, during which
time he utilized the Orbiter Treadmill extensively in player rehab and
athletic training. When Ray left the Rockets following their second
championship season the new training staff de-emphasized use of Orbiter
Treadmills. The Houston Rockets have not won a championship since.
Injuries have often played major roles in the Rockets failure to regain
the championship levels they displayed those two championship seasons.