Spinal Cord Injury

Providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy and personal training for catastrophic injuries is at the heart of what we do — it is why we were founded, and continues to be one of our most effective programs today.

The Progressive Effective Neurorehab (PEN) Program for Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is what makes The Recovery Project a truly unique place. The program is a research-based, multi-phased program with specific goals, protocols, and equipment usage designed to maximize recovery for SCI. Once the patient is selected into the program, a customized program specific to the client is created, then administered by licensed therapists and trainers with SCI expertise.

The PEN team is both knowledgeable and trained in the latest SCI research. We’ve found that recovery is derived from the principles of neuroplasticity, which allows our clients to “reroute” their dysfunctional nervous system as it relates to strength, motor learning, and overall function.

TREATMENT & PROGRAMS

Our therapists and trainers are both knowledgeable and trained in the latest SCI research. The research states that recovery is derived from the principles of neuroplasticity, which allows our clients to “reroute” their dysfunctional nervous system as it relates to strength, motor learning and overall function. Our therapists/trainers are able to enhance these positive changes to the nervous system by utilizing our state of the art equipment.

Our team effects positive changes to the nervous system
by utilizing state-of-the-art equipment, including

Supported Treadmill Training with LiteGait

LiteGait utilizes a harness system to safely practice ambulation overground or on the treadmill without fall risks.

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

FES can improve strength and walking ability, as well as decrease fatigue and risk of falling for individuals recovering from a stroke.

Redcord Suspension Training

Redcord suspension exercises allow exercises to be completed more easily in a gravity-minimized environment. This not only helps strengthen muscles, but also enhances dynamic joint stability, muscle co-activation, and muscle synergies.

Neuro-Prosthesis

TRP has highly skilled clinicians prepared to pair you with the best prosthesis for optimal function in your affected arm(s). Therapists have completed training in the Myopro device, Saebo Flex, and Bioness H200, and can help you obtain a device for home.

VitalStim

This is an FDA-approved treatment for dysphagia utilizing neuromuscular electrical stimulation to reeducate the muscles required for swallowing food. This intervention can greatly benefit a patient’s ability to swallow foods and strengthen their vocal cords.
The PEN program goes beyond treatment interventions, as we also perform manual/power wheelchair assessments, home evaluations, DME assessments, adaptive equipment needs consulting, and monthly meetings to make sure all needs are being met. Furthermore, upon acceptance into the program, patients are given a flash drive that has the information needed for a return to independence both at home and in the community (work, school, recreational activities). In this way, The Recovery Project takes a comprehensive, holistic approach that yields the greatest amount of recovery possible and promotes the highest quality of life.