Rehabilitation and Fitness


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FES Rehabilitation and Fitness

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) is a technique that uses electrical currents to activate nerves innervating extremities affected by paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury (SCI), head injury, stroke and other neurological disorders. FES is primarily used to help restore function in people with disabilities.

GLA:D / GLAD

GLAD is an education and exercise program developed by researchers in Denmark for individuals with hip or knee osteoarthritis symptoms. This program includes two education sessions, 12 neuromuscular exercise sessions (60 minutes each) and the opportunity for data collection and quality monitoring (measures taken at initial visit, upon comple of the program and 12 months). Classes will run twice a week for one hour over 7 weeks.

Rehab & Fitness

This program incorporates individually designed programs performed in a group setting. The sessions run twice a week for 14 weeks. All programs are specifically designed to meet the individual's goals, with elements of strength training, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, balance and coordination. Program orientations are available upon request.

Rehab & Fitness Pass Plus - Caregiver Access

This program allows for the client and caregiver to both workout in the Fitness Centre outside regular Rehabilitation and Fitness Program hours. The client will receive an access card to the facility and an access card for their accompanying caregiver/support worker.

Rehab & Fitness Personal Training

This training package provides one-to-one sessions for a person with a physical disability. All programs are specifically designed to meet the individual's goals, with elements of strength training, cardiovascular fitness, flexibility, balance and coordination.

Rehab & Fitness Unlimited Access

The fitness and rehabilitation pass program is reserved for individuals that do not require assistance with their exercise program. The PASS program allows individuals to access the fitness center on their own, outside of program time.

Custom Adapted Climbing

Custom adaptive climbing programs for youth and adults with mental or physical considerations. These individualized programs will focus on developing physical literacy, confidence and a sense of success through climbing and bouldering.  

For more information, contact Ashley at climb@ucalgary.ca. Want to explore other adaptive programs? Search ‘Adaptive Programs’ on our website.