Allina researchers have new therapy to change how sports injuries are treated

Gravity Bed

[MedCity News, March 28, 2012] The fear of sports injury is the ever-present, though less-focused-on, reality that plagues tournaments like March Madness, especially players who play the most games — the Final Four. But now, new treatments and new rehab tools are being developed to manage injuries like patellar tendonitis or perform anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.

Developed by Lars Oddsson, director of the Sister Kenny Research Center in Minnesota, the Gravity Bed aims to get an injured person to perform functional exercises and bear load earlier than is currently possible. Read how it works and more at

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