NEURO RECOVERY PROGRAM
Recent research has shown that recovering function after a neurological injury or illness may be possible. These studies include spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, and ALS. This research shows that recovery is facilitated through an increase in neural plasticity brought about by intense “activity-based” restorative exercise.
An “activity-based” program is characterized by the focus on recovering function in the affected areas of the body through repetitive patterned motor activities and the reintroduction of gravitational loading.
Neuro Ex understands that no two injuries are exactly alike and no two people respond the same way. As a result, we custom design each program for each client based on his or her particular needs and we continually adjust your program to ensure maximum gain. Our Neuro Recovery program is not designed to take the place of physical therapy or traditional rehabilitation, instead we have designed it to be an adjunct to them. We are not a medical or therapy program.
Promote neuromuscular recovery by targeting the affected areas of the body
Increase neuroplasticity through repetitive movements and activities
Decrease secondary complications
Improve quality of life by increasing sensory and motor function
Neuro Ex understands that quite often transportation can be a challenge and can sometimes be a deterrent in a person’s decision to engage a recovery program. So, we have taken that variable out of the equation. By bringing our Neuro Recovery program to your home, we remove the added stress and cost, as well as time lost traveling to and from a dedicated facility. Our vehicles carry all of the necessary equipment to allow us to assist you in your recovery process in the comfort of your own home.
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Manual Sensorimotor Stimulation (MSS)
Highly repetitive movements can assist in reorganizing the motor patterns in the brain and/or spinal cord. We tap into this through MSS; this technique consists of the trainer manually manipulating the affected body part(s) through various ranges of motion and engaging the client in visualizing the movements and attempting to assist or resist.
Developmental Position Activities (DPA)
As humans develop they progress through several different postural positions that help prepare the body for walking. These positions consist of lying prone, sitting upright, hands and knees, kneeling, and standing. Each of these challenges the musculoskeletal structure and stimulates the nervous system in a unique way. We use these positions as a base to perform other movements and exercises.
Core strength is a key component of everyday function for every human being. A weak core can create postural problems, affect your stability, and reduce the speed at which you can propel yourself (wheelchair/walking/running). A strong core can give you an optimal platform on which to connect to the rest of your body.
Increasing balance in seated and/or standing positions can have a large impact on functional recovery. Proper balance will allow you to focus on creating better movements, rather than staying upright.
Optimizing the strength and function of existing neuromuscular connections will benefit you in your activities of daily living and can many times be a catalyst for regaining function elsewhere.
Gait and Pre-Gait Patterning
Walking (i.e. gait) consists of several phases and within each phase there are multiple movements and counter-movements that must occur. We work on these patterns in both static and dynamic positions.
INJURIES/DISEASES THAT MAY BENEFIT
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)