I'm sure many of you have heard of the recently released research study involving epidural stimulation.
If you haven't seen the research article yet, you can take a look here!
or, if you would prefer to see an overview you can check that out here!
This is very exciting and proves that researchers are closer than ever in finding ways to improve spinal cord injury rehabilitation and recovery.
Much of the research talked about consistent loco motor training, daily movement practice at home-7 days a week, and consistent stand training before and after implanted epidural stimulation.
Research also showed that when subjects worked consistently as instructed, they were able to have voluntary movement of their legs with less stimulation.
This makes me feel even more strongly that aggressive, repeated, task-specific activity is a very important part of an Adaptive Fitness routine for someone post SCI.
Neural Plasticity is evident in this new research, even with implanted stimulation, repeated, consistent activity yields positive results.
An Adaptive Fitness routine will keep you strong, motivated, functional, happy, and keep you ready for any and all new advancements in SCI research.
If you haven't already check out DPI Adaptive Fitness & Personal Training, we're working on some great content with online Adaptive Boxing Fitness Classes, latest research and news, and Adaptive Fitness training services for those recovering from spinal cord injury, stroke, or any other neurological illness or injury.
That's all for now,
Keep fighting, Never give up!