ABLE: Activity-Based Locomotor Exercise
The ABLE Difference
ABLE, the Activity-Based Locomotor Exercise program, is an innovative approach for people living with paralysis or neurological conditions. It's based on emerging research about the benefits of activating muscles and nerves.
The ABLE program's non-traditional approach uses locomotor training, Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES), the Giger MD therapy device and guided fitness activities to challenge muscles and movement below the level of injury.
The program is customized to individual goals following a thorough functional and physiological assessment. Most participants experience improvements in health, fitness, strength and quality of life.
Minnesota’s only NRN facility
Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s ABLE program is one of only six community fitness and wellness facilities nationwide that are part of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation NeuroRecovery Network (NRN). And it’s the only NRN facility in Minnesota.
NRN is leading research on spinal cord injury. Dr. Susan Harkema, head of NRN also is doing epidural stimulation research.
ABLE staff training is through national leaders in spinal cord injury. Continued learning is through the annual national summit.
If you are prepared to work hard, and looking forward to being fitter and healthier, contact us at 612-775-2200 or CKRIABLE@allina.com.
Scholarships for ABLE
Scholarships are available for the ABLE program. Please complete the entire Scholarship Application Packet, including the essay and reference letter. Applications will be reviewed prior to admission to the program.
Donate to the ABLE Scholarship fund using our Donation page and selecting "Scholarship-ABLE Program" from the drop down designation menu..