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Spinal Cord Injury Fitness Program

Getting and staying fit directly impacts strength, endurance and independence. 


healthcare worker helping patient in wheel chairThe WakeMed Spinal Cord Injury Fitness Program offers hands-on assistance to patients with spinal cord injuries. This support ensures they receive the maximum benefit from total body exercises and gait training. They also have access to the RTI Bike for upper and lower extremity electrical stimulation. A physical and/or occupational therapist works with each patient to design an individualized fitness program.

WakeMed's highly experienced spinal cord injury fitness specialists work one-on-one with patients to track their progress, provide support, give instruction and set new fitness goals, as needed.

Patients are welcome to stay with the WakeMed Spinal Cord Injury Fitness Program throughout their entire lives to enjoy the physical and emotional benefits of activity.