U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa Is Using State-of the-Art Space Age Equipment to Get Our Sailors and Marines Back in the Fight Faster Than Ever Before!

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Image of a display used on the anti-gravity treadmill.
Source: Public image by Isaac Savitz/U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa

June 11, 2024 | Originally published by United States Navy on May 6, 2024

Okinawa Japan, Camp Hansen, Dr. Robert Eberly, department head and family and sports medicine physician, recently took the time to talk about some of the new technology he is using to get our fighting force back in the fight and rehabilitated sooner. It only makes sense that this is happening at a place called the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Team or SMART Clinic, a subclinic of one of the six clinics that make up the U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa footprint. Dr. Eberly and his team provide physical therapy and rehabilitation services to active-duty service members being seen post-op or having severe injuries. The AlterGĀ®, according to CDR Eberly, allows them to “titrate out the gravity to the patient’s comfort level and allow them to progress earlier from their rehab.”

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