Activity-based therapy (or ABT) is a therapeutic activity used in recovery and rehabilitation to improve strength and regain motor function after a traumatic injury.
A spinal cord injury (SCI) can have many severe and long-lasting effects on the person who is injured. These effects vary depending on the location of the injury and whether it’s “complete” or “incomplete.”
The recovery and rehabilitation process for SCI survivors can be a long and arduous journey. It takes time to heal, to adapt, and to rebuild one’s sense of self after such a drastic event. Despite the difficulties, thousands of people face the challenges of life after SCI every day without giving up or losing hope.
One of the tools that some SCI survivors use to cope with or even overcome some of their limitations is activity-based therapy—the kind of therapy offered by programs such as NextStep.
These activity-based therapy centers can improve life for SCI survivors in a number of ways, including
One of the key benefits of an activity-based therapy center is that it can help people with spinal cord injuries remaster their bodies and improve their overall physical health. Even people who have been rendered quadriplegic by their injuries have benefited from more active physical therapy regimens. Read More >