ACTIVITY BASED THERAPY

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WHAT IS ACTIVITY BASED THERAPY

Activity-based therapy (ABT) does exactly what it sounds like. The treatment focuses on moderate to intense levels of activity. While therapy often focuses on finding new ways of doing things within the constraints of your injury. Activity-based therapy tries to push beyond those limits and restore function. 

Rather than merely compensating for lost muscle function, the idea behind ABT is that your body still needs exercise. That starts with the muscles and limbs that you can currently activate. Some of the goals include increasing muscle strength, improving endurance, and restoring function.

A key element of ABT is the intensity of the workouts. Whereas traditional physical therapy usually involves slow and controlled movements, ABT leans toward cardio. There is also a focus on balance training and strength training as well. However, this is going to be a much more extreme workout. 

Rather than exercising for half an hour or an hour at a time, patients may commit to being active for two or three hours per day. The more you put into this form of therapy, the more you will get out of it. So let’s take a look at some of the benefits of activity-based therapy.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS

Neural Patterns

The goal of ABT is to activate the body’s ability to regenerate the central nervous system by performing patterned activity

Decreased 

spasticity

ABT can help to improve the function of the brain and spinal cord, resulting in decreased spasticity. 

Muscle Strength

Strengthening functional muscles can help you to perform tasks for yourself and maintain a greater degree of independence

Balance

 

 

Strengthening your muscles can help to improve your balance and increase your endurance levels. 

THE PRINCIPLES OF ABT

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MAXIMIZE WEIGHT BEARING

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OPTIMIZE PROPER KINEMATICS

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OPTIMIZE SENSORY CUES

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MAXIMIZE RECOVERY

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CHALLENGE/INTENT

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WHO IS ACTIVITY BASED THERAPY FOR

Our facility offers cutting-edge and accessible rehabilitation and fitness equipment.

We also pride ourselves in creating a fun, supportive, progressive, and motivational environment with uplifting music throughout the facility. We also have changing rooms, showers, and lockers for our clients.