Neurogym FIT (Functional Independence Training)
An education and support program for Long Term Care and Convalescent Care facilities offering accessible mobility training programs.
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.
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.