ACTIVITY-BASED TRAINING (GUIDED EXERCISE)
Guided Activity-Based Training consists of 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 training with our activity-based trainers. Our trainers work to improve function, neurological recruitment and overall health. Activity-based trainers develop a plan for each session based off the client’s evaluation and their fitness goals. This can include any of our specialized modalities; such as the G-EO System, the Xcite FES machine, the LiteGait, Galileo, and more.
FUNCTIONAL ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (FES)
FES applies small electrical pulses to paralyzed or atrophied muscles to restore or improve their function. FES is used to stimulate peripheral nerves, the “lower motor neurons”, that connect the spinal cord to your muscles. FES can be utilized for muscle re-education, functional substitution, spasticity management, or general health and wellness benefits.
We offer the RT300 FES Cycles for electrically-stimulated arm and leg cycling with and without motor support. The benefits of these specially designed ergonomic cycling modalities are numerous — from aerobic conditioning to increased circulation, muscle tone, spasticity management, and muscle flexibility.
We also have the Restorative Therapies Incorporated Sage unit with Xcite software which can electrically stimulate muscle neurons to 12 different muscle groups at the fine motor level, allowing for the facilitation of movements such as brushing your teeth or readjusting your t-shirt.
NEUROMUSCULAR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (NMES)
NMES, a type of FES, provides high frequency, wide pulse-width, task-specific stimulation to generate a motor output while increasing the central state of excitability in the spinal cord. Tasks are performed both with and without stimulation to transfer the improved neuromuscular capacity into the home and community environment.
We utilize NMES through our RT300 Cycles, and via the Restorative Therapies Incorporated Sage unit with Xcite software for functionally-specific tasks.
The G-EO System is the world’s most advanced robot-assisted device in gait (walking) rehabilitation. By offering a realistic simulation of a physiological gait pattern, the G-EO allows clients to recover mobility. It has three modes:
- Passive Mode: the system is in full control
- Active Assist: the system senses the efforts put forth by the client and augments those efforts to complete the full gait cycle
- Active Mode: the system puts the client in full control, and can even offer resistance for a greater challenge
Additionally, the G-EO can be set into a stair-climbing motion.
The G-EO works to improve the overall cardiovascular health of the user, blood pressure, and other ailments typically found in those who are dependent on wheelchairs (such as skin breakdown or pressure sores).
The Galileo is a side-alternating vibration plate that generates a mechanical stimulus and triggers reflex reactions of those stimulated muscles. In other words, it involuntarily activates muscles. Its use has been scientifically-backed as a meaningful method of treatment for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Parkinson’s, spinal cord injuries (SCI), muscle dystrophy, stroke, and other neurological conditions.
The Galileo’s vibration utilizes varying rates of frequency in a side-alternating movement to improve balance, coordination, overall muscle function/power, and trunk stabilization. Its sinusoidal, repetitive motions result in motor and neuronal learning effects. The Galileo Med L model here at DRIVEN is specifically designed with a wobble function that works towards spasticity management and reduction or maintenance of joint contractures.