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5.7. Abilities Recovery Center, CA
Abilities Recovery Center works with people who have become paralyzed following a severe injury or illness, by enhancing the connection to their nervous system, so that they may move, feel, function and walk again.
Our facility, The Abilities Recovery Center, in Los Angeles California, offers specialized fitness programs combined with cutting edge equipment that allows our clients access to the essential standing exercises, and to safely learn how to walk again.
Activity Based Exercise
Activity Based Exercise is a one-on-one session with a specialist ranging from one to three hours. These sessions are physically demanding and combine many modalities devised from the functional goals determined between the client and specialist.
Functional Electrical Stimulation
Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a well established technique that uses pulses of electrical current to stimulate peripheral nerves (the “lower motor neurons” that connect the spinal cord muscles) generating muscle contractions and patterned muscle activity.
For ambulating clients a more conventional gait analysis and re-training will be completed with a focus on returning to a natural and efficient gait.