SCI-FIT has now added a 3rd location in Berkeley, CA. We are up and running at the Ed Roberts Campus,3075 Adeline Street. We have teamed up with BORP (Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program) and are in their fitness studio every Tuesday and Thursday. We provide one-on-one exercise therapy sessions and every Thursday at 4:30 we lead a group strength training class. Please contact us at (925) 846-1848 to get more information or please fill out our online application.
Definition: Working in multi-joint movement patterns to encompass the body as a whole. SCI-FIT believes in intentionally incorporating balance, proprioception, and weight bearing in multi-joint movement patterns in an effort to provide the best functional recovery possible below the level of injury.
Definition: To make a whole by bridging all parts; to unify. SCI-FIT combines exercise expertise and innovative training with the belief that there are no limitations and only possibilities, resulting in the best combination for recovery.
Definition: rehabilitation of illness or disability. SCI-FIT utilizes the most advanced techniques of post-traditional exercise-based rehabilitation to maximize recovery.
- Aerobic capacity/Endurance – any activity that requires additional effort by the heart and lungs to meet increased demand on skeletal muscles for oxygen.
- Body Mechanics – the mechanics of the function of the various systems of the human body, especially the skeletal, muscular, circulatory, respiratory and nervous systems.
- Ergonomics – helping the body be more productive by teaching and practicing the skills needed to operate more efficiently, comfortably, and safely.
- Gait/Locomotion – Facilitating a movement pattern in lower extremities that simulates an upright movement pattern (done with body weight supported system, or over-ground using assistive devices). Click here to see a video.
- FES – (Functional Electrical Stimulation) is used to stimulate peripheral nerves (lower motor neurons) to evoke patterned movement of the legs. Click here to see a video.
- Balance – the result of a number of body systems working together in order to maintain a specific pose, or achieve a certain movement. Click here to see a video.
- Motor Function – (dexterity, coordination, agility) refers to the many parts of our bodies that work together to enable us to act and move.
- Muscle Performance – (strength, power, and endurance) refers to the maximum amount of tension produced by a particular muscle or muscle group, and the amount of time for which the individual can perform a particular activity.
- Neuro Muscular Development – The development of the nervous and muscular systems.
- Posture – involves training the body to stand, walk, sit and lie in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during movement or weight-bearing activities.
- Active/Passive Range of Motion – The use of stretching and/or controlled movement through a normal range of motion in multiple planes, utilizing multiple joints.