The Adaptive Performance Center is a 501© (3) organization designed to serve disabled veterans and help them improve and maintain as much independent active living as possible.
From PTSD, depression and anxiety to amputees, and para/quadriplegics we are here to help them in a way that just mental health and rehabilitative services cannot achieve. Too often veterans with disabilities are categorized into a "percentage of improvement" from a rehabilitation standpoint. Once they reach that number they are released from therapeutic services and expected to adapt to the limitations they have without access to services that will help them improve. We believe those numbers can be much higher with the right of facility.
A fitness environment allows veterans to feel more conventional as they work their body. The psychological impact of not feeling like they are in a clinical setting is one very large hurdle that can be overcome. In a rehabilitation facility, an individual tends to feel "sick" or like there is something wrong with them. In a fitness center, the psychological belief is that of normalcy, strength and possibility.
Physical activity and strength training has been proven to assist in relief of chronic pain allowing sufferers to eliminate their use of pain medication. Elimination of pain medication improves cognitive function, which in turn allows individuals to return to more social and familiar interaction returning their sense of vitality and purpose. This improves depression, anxiety and symptoms associate with PTSD. Improvement physically and mentally equates to individuals that can return to a specialized work force and well as normal social activity.
"Karen and Mitch offer a hand up in improving yourself and keeping you on track." ~Paul Brochu ~ Army National Guard
MS, LCPC, CPT