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Saunds edges closer thanks to BMI The Chiltern Hospital's anti-gravity treadmill

Midfielder makes use of new facility at club's official medical partner.

23 March 2018

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Wanderers midfielder Sam Saunders stepped up his rehabilitation from a knee injury with a session at BMI The Chiltern Hospital this week, making use of the hospital’s new AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill.

Saunders has been sidelined since January but edges closer to a return to action, having undergone treatment at both the club’s training ground and BMI The Chiltern Hospital – the club’s official medical partner.

Chairboys physio Cian O’Doherty explained: “The AlterG treadmill is a great tool for patients to gain early mobility, strength and fitness following injury. It works by using air pressure to unweight the patient and provide progressive multi-stage loading.

“This allows physios to rehabilitate patients with reduced weight-bearing on lower extremity injuries with less pain and impact. As the injury heals and becomes stronger, the patient is able to perform full weight-bearing. In short, rehab following injury or surgery can be started sooner, which allows the patient/athlete to return sooner.”

Find out more about BMI The Chiltern Hospital’s services by visiting their website: https://www.bmihealthcare.co.uk/hospitals/bmi-the-chiltern-hospital


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