Physical Therapy Patient with Bulging Disks and Sciatica
B.D., Burdeaux, Jr., M.D.,
Physical Therapist Says Orbiter Treadmill Helps Patients Get Back On Their Feet Faster
Patients with Achilles and Patellar tendonitis enjoy prolonged walking and running without inflammation. Post surgical and fractured feet get walking 50% sooner
Long-standing and severe dysfunction in the spine has limited some patients from aerobic exercise for years until we were able to offer them the Orbiter. The remaining patients who utilize the Orbiter are functionally able to utilize and tolerate our other equipment but use the Orbiter because they prefer it over the other equipment. Our patient population chooses the Orbiter Treadmill over our other treadmills 95% of the time. Post-surgical knee patients and athletes are happy to progress more quickly into high level weight bearing and running activities with the Orbiter.
Even our high level functioning patient groups, such as the avid runners, report
Christine MacDonnell, P.T.
Pre and Post Surgery Exercise On Orbiter Treadmill
About a week later I was introduced to the Orbiter treadmill. It was very smooth and flowing. It felt so good that I went against my better judgment and jogged on it for over thirty minutes. I am a fitness walker. I hate to jog or run, but the Orbiter felt so good I couldn’t help myself. This was the first time I can remember actually enjoying jogging. I went home feeling great but thinking I’d be paying the price that night and the next day with endometriosis pain. To my surprise, I had no pain at all that night or the next day. In my surgery Dr. Nosaville removed the endometriosis. He also removed an enlarged appendix and additional scar tissue around my fallopian tubes. A week later I went in for a check-up. Dr. Nosaville first told me to wait a minimum of twelve weeks after the surgery to have any strenuous exercise. It was then I told him about my experience of pain after walking in the park, but no pain after jogging on the Orbiter treadmill. I gave him literature on the Orbiter and he promised to call me back later that evening after he had reviewed it. Dr. Nosaville said that if I was exercising on an Orbiter, I could start in about three
Gary W. Garrison, R.P.T.
Mike Munchack, Nine Times Pro Bowl
Gary E. Briggs, A.T.C.
On the Orbiter, I get a great workout and I’m not stowed up for 3 days afterward, like I am after running on the football field or on a treadmill. If it wasn’t for the Orbiter, I’d have to get my aerobic exercise on a stationary bike. This is the first running I’ve done in years; it’s just too painful hard surfaces.”
Auto Racing Legend and Four Time Indy 500 Winner Praises Orbiter Treadmill
“Race car driver A.J. Foyt credits the Orbiter treadmill as the most important piece of equipment in his rehabilitation from severe injuries suffered at the 1990 Texaco-Havoline 200.”