At SCI-FIT each program will be tailored to the individual client. SCI-FIT staff will evaluate and address deficits in many areas of our client's functional capacity using strategic and aggressive exercise conditioning to improve each area such as:
- Aerobic capacity/Endurance - any activity that requires additional effort by the heart and lungs to meet increased demand on skeletal muscles for oxygen.
- Body Mechanics - the mechanics of the function of the various systems of the human body, especially the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems
- Ergonomics - helping the body be more productive by teaching and practicing the skills needed to operate more efficiently, comfortably, and safely.
- Gait/Locomotion - Facilitating a movement pattern in lower extremities that simulates an upright movement pattern (done with body weight supported system, or over-ground using assistive devices). Click here to see a video.
- FES - (Functional Electrical Stimulation) is used to stimulate peripheral nerves (lower motor neurons) to evoke patterned movement of the legs. Click here to see a video.
- Balance - the result of a number of body systems working together in order to maintain a specific pose, or achieve a certain movement. Click here to see a video.
- Motor Function - (dexterity, coordination, agility) refers to the many parts of our bodies that work together to enable us to act and move.
- Muscle Performance - (strength, power, and endurance) refers to the maximum amount of tension produced by a particular muscle or muscle group, and the amount of time for which the individual can perform a particular activity.
- Neuro Muscular Development - The development of the nervous and muscular systems.
- Posture - involves training the body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities.
- Active/Passive Range of Motion - The use of stretching and/or controlled movement through a normal range of motion in multiple planes, utilizing multiple joints.