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Professional 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 surfaces. 

Athletes 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. 

Many 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 Orbiter Treadmill.

 Sports Medicine
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 athletes.



"I'm able to get players walking and jogging on the Orbiter that can barely limp on a regular surface due to the pain."

Ray Melchiorre -
Head Trainer Houston Rockets during Back To Back NBA Championships

Professional and collegiate trainers have discovered they can be more aggressive 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.


NBA Trainer Ray Melchiorre Talks Orbiter Treadmill

"There's no question Orbiter helped me get back on the field faster after I had my knee scoped (arthriscopic surgery) a few years ago. Orbiter takes the pressure off my joints and legs."
Warren Moon
NFL Pro Bowl and Hall of Fame QB

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.

Before the Orbiter, 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.

Special Circumstances
Many users with special conditions have reported benefiting from the Orbiter Treadmill's flexible Kevlar® reinforced surface.

A few examples include:

1. Reconstructive surgery
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 pain on Orbiters. We have no reports of anyone receiving these type benefits from any other brand of treadmill.

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Professional Athletes and Trainers
Talk about their experiences with Orbiter Treadmills

"After a year 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."
Joe L. Morgan, Professional Baseball Hall of Fame


"We were the 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."
Gary E. Briggs, ATC, Head Trainer Cleveland Cavaliers


"Orbiter made 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 class running."
Steve Williams - Former World Class Sprinter

Consultant to Olympic & Professional Athletes and Pro Sports Teams


"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."

Steven J. Watterson, Strength and Conditioning Coach, Tennessee Oilers
Winner of the "1992 Strength & Rehabilitation Coach of the Year" Award


"We have had 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 back."
Rick Griffin, Former Head Trainer Seattle Mariners

"Orbiter enables my athletes to get their cardiovascular workout without stressing their legs...fresh legs are often the difference in competitive sports."
Ray 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.

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