Neurologic Recovery Program: ABILITY

Intensive Neurologic Recovery: ABILTY

ABILITY: Activity Based Intensive Locomotor Instruction and Training for You. The full program includes 2-4 hours of intense fitness training 3 times per week. The program includes Locomotor training, Overground Training, and Lower Extremity Functional Electric Stimulation (FES). Physical Therapy is a unique addition to our program where an hour of training maybe covered by insurance. Our therapist and fitness staff are trained specifically in neurologic recovery by the NRN (Neuro-recovery network).abilitypict

Locomotor Training: Activities included in the A.B.I.L.I.T.Y Progam: up to 4 Trainers use technical hand positioning for hands on muscle activation while moving a client’s legs on the treadmill. Sensory information from the legs and trunk during walking is repetitively sent to the spinal cord using BWST (body weight supported treadmill). The Lead Trainer ensures that the patient is optimizing standing and walking posture to allow a near normal experience of walking without the use of hands. As as the patient improves, the assistance of the therapist is reduced.

Functional Electric Stimulation: Uses electrical current to evoke a muscle contraction. FES allows muscles to work, perform activities and even grow despite the neurologic deficiency or weakness. http://restorative-therapies.com/faqs We offer several forms of FES with the RT300 and Bioness L300 plus to use during our sessions.

Overground: Technical protocol name used to describe the mat work a client completes directly related to measurable aspects of recovery including: Sit, Sit-up, Reverse Sit-ups, Trunk Extension, Stand, Walk as well as upper extremity work on Overhead Press, Pull and Open, and Forward Reach and Grasp.

Guided Exercise: Because each client has specific goals this portion of the training is to go beyond the stringent guidelines of the program to included general strength and cardio beyond those aspects specifically focused on recovery. Equipment such as E-Stim, Vibration training, Bioness, Pilates, Reformer and yoga mats may be used during this time.

Aquatic Program: We also have trained physical therapists and Exercise Specialists that may work with you in the water.

Each client will be assessed and recommendations will be made based on need. Most clients participate in all aspects of the program, however there may be some activities clients need to work up to with strength and endurance training. Recovery is the focus of the program. Every 90 days clients are reassessed to measure their progress.

In addition to our intensive fitness program we also encourage our clients to participate in daily activity outside of our program to aid recovery. We will work closely with clients, families and care givers to promote home programs.

We offer Group Exercise classes as well as Yoga, Pilates, and Personal Training that may be added to your individualized programming as well.
Contact us today for more information or to schedule a 3-hour assessment. We will assist you to attain physician approval as well as assess your insurance coverage prior to your visit.

Contact us today for more information or to schedule a 3-hour assessment. We will assist you to attain physician approval as well as assess your insurance coverage prior to your visit.