Modern Therapy with Cutting-Edge Technology
Traditional neurological rehabilitation is focused on returning the patient to normal life with as much independence as possible, while preventing secondary medical issues. This is typically achieved by teaching the patient how to compensate for lost function, often by strengthening the unaffected limbs and learning how to use them more effectively.
This treatment model comes from an era in which the nervous system was believed to have no meaningful capacity for regeneration from trauma or disease.
Now we have overwhelming evidence pointing to the ability of the nervous system to relearn and reconnect after injury. On its own, it will not recover much, and traditional therapy doesn’t do a great job of sparking recovery either. The modern research imperative is to find avenues to enhance this capacity for relearning; finding exactly which physical activity (therapy) modes, patterns, and characteristics are needed to fuel this ability. Activity-Based Therapy (ABT) is a new treatment model that stems from this modern effort to optimize neurological rehabilitation - and the early evidence is very promising. Research
ABT treatments target activation of neuronal pathways around an area of injury for the purpose of eliciting a neuro-plastic response to promote functional regeneration.
Gait training is one of the best ways for a person with limited lower body function to participate in ABT. It’s a modern therapy approach that allows your patients to get vertical and start taking steps again. In this form of training, you’ll be able to help them perform repetitive, consistent walking movements designed to introduce neuromuscular re-education.