The underwater treadmill: expensive toy or innovative idea?
A Japanese producer is causing a sensation: Their latest release is an £ 69,000 expensive underwater treadmill. What looks like a funny expensive toy at first sight can furthermore be used in the healthcare sector.
This is not about some deformed whirlpool or something like that: The Japanese underwater treadmill is primarily a piece of sports equipment that makes a lot of fun according to its manufactures. And this invention is really an exciting alternation to traditional treadmills. A workout with this crazy treadmill is a great training for you, because running through water requires an immense effort. Furthermore, the machine minimizes shocks to your body because in the chest-high water your body weight is reduced by 80 percent.
But for £ 69,000 it seems to be an very expensive alternative to your normal workout in the gym. That’s why the further application of this sporting equipment is in the medical field. The intention is to give people who require exercise but can’t run on a normal treadmill or swim easily the chance to work out anyway. Some people can’t get into water because it hurts to bend down, and so the underwater treadmill can be used for rehabilitation after injuries. Also older people with muscle pain can benefit by running on this treadmill.
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The new underwater treadmill is not only an expensive but exciting alternative for muscle strengthening, but it’s also an innovative implementation in the rehabilitation sector.