Activity-based therapy interventions, including locomotor training and neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES), are available to children with neurological injuries, e.g. spinal cord injury, to promote neuromuscular recovery and achievement of developmentally appropriate motor skills. Children participate in outpatient therapy 5 times per week, 1.5 hours per day led by pediatric physical and occupational therapists to activate the neuromuscular system and facilitate movement recovery. Locomotor training allows patients to practice stepping and standing on a treadmill with partial body weight support. NMES uses electrical stimulation through electrodes placed on the skin to activate muscles with impaired movement in order to achieve a specific task. Participation in the appropriate interventions is determined by the clinical team. For additional information contact the Spinal Cord Medicine Program at 502-582-7415 or click here to learn more.
For more information about inpatient care, contact our UofL Health - Frazier Rehab Institute Admissions office at 502-582-7476.