Intensive continuous therapy for paraplegia

2018-01-29T13:32:26Z (GMT) by Jakob Tiebel
For some 23 years now, patients with spinal cord injuries have been treated at Centro Giusti, a private institute of physical medicine and rehabilitation in Florence (Italy). The institute follows the "Riabilitazione Intensa e Continuativa" (RIC) approach, a specially developed treatment concept. RIC is intensive continuous therapy. The continuous adaptation of the therapeutic setting and treatment intensity are essential core aspects of the concept. Depending on the performance level, the duration and dose of therapy are progressively increased to achieve continuous
improvements. The therapy takes into account the principles of motor learning. Task-oriented training is particularly central in gait therapy.