Exercisabilities is an activity-based therapy center based in Rochester, Minnesota that is dedicated to helping “people of all ages with neurologic or medical conditions that [affected] their physical, cognitive, or social well-being in SouthEast MN.” The 501(c)(3) nonprofit was founded by Dr. Melanie Brennan, a physical therapist who worked at the Mayo Clinic for 11 years in acute rehabilitation.
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.”
Activity based therapies, or ABTs, provide those with life-changing injuries an accessible and affordable road to improvement. Currently, there are 6 million people suffering from paralysis in the United States with only an average of 36 days spent in rehab before being discharged home.
Unlike traditional therapy programs, activity based therapy centers focus on maximizing muscle return through repetitive and motor-patterened activities.
Activity based therapy programs like NextStep, provide paralysis recovery with cutting edge equipment, trainers, and therapies.
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