NeuroGym FIT (Functional Independence Training)

An education and support program for Long Term Care and Convalescent Care facilities offering accessible mobility training programs.

Why FIT?

Director of NeuroGym® FIT Eric Heiden discusses the importance of integrating NeuroGym® equipment and methodology into the rehabilitation and activity programs of the ageing community. With NeuroGym® FIT programs, we bring our know-how and equipment directly to convalescent care and long term care facilities, making mobility training accessible to all residents.

The NeuroGym®

NeuroGym® FIT Programs work directly with therapy, nursing restorative, and activity staff to create accessible mobility training programs for residents of long term care and convalescent care facilities.


The NeuroGym® Difference

Neurogym®’s active approach and patented technology allow patients to take action in their own recovery. Whenever possible, the patient, not the therapist, initiates movement, which can help rewire the brain and speed up recovery.

NeuroGym® FIT Director Eric Heiden

NeuroGym® FIT Director Eric Heiden has worked in fitness and rehabilitation for over 16 years. He has worked directly with a wide range of clients toward goals that range from improving fitness, to recovering function after a major injury, to maintaining physical independence.

Eric has published research on balance training and fall prevention and presented results from ongoing NeuroGym® FIT programs at numerous conferences, including the 2013 World Stroke Congress. In addition to his work with NeuroGym® FIT, Eric has been a sessional lecturer in the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Health Sciences.

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Client Stories

Explore some of our client stories below to gain insight into the outcomes of our unique rehab approach.

Get in Touch

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What Our Clients Are Saying

I have MS, I’ve had MS since I was 18. My doctors had said “no, it’s chronic progressive”. But NeuroGym has given me the opportunity to build strength. It’s made a huge difference.
I found NeuroGym after my mum had a massive stroke in February 2020. After 4 months of virtual therapy with NeuroGym, my mum has progressed from someone who I thought would never get out of bed to a one person assist.
I was in a bad state and was discharged home in a coma. Then I began with Avi and the growth was exponential. The rest is history, I was here for twelve years. It’s a great place, I can’t express my thanks enough.
Our son had a stroke when he was 14 years old. He has been involved in five to seven day a week therapy. The recovery has been amazing. It’s been beyond expectations and dramatic.
My son was getting married and I really wanted to walk up the aisle with my husband. NeuroGym helped me do it.
When I first came here I had almost no strength in my legs and I could barely move my right leg. You can imagine going from not being able to move at all, to standing, to being able to walk! This is the way for me to stay in shape and stay healthy.
I have Parkinson’s Disease. Over the months I have improved in both strength and balance while my disease has not noticeably deteriorated at all. I feel fortunate to have found NeuroGym. The outlook for my disease without it could have been grim indeed.
This place is amazing, it gives people hope and opens doors in so many ways.