Disability Training – GBS Recovery (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)

GBS Recovery Is Made Easier with Activity-Based Strength Training

What Is Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)?

This syndrome is an inflammatory disorder of the peripheral nerves outside the brain and spinal cord. It first made the news back in 1976 when it struck many people who received the swine flu vaccine.

While it’s no longer as prominent in the news, it still affects thousands of people each year. It can develop regardless of age, gender or ethnic background.

The cause is unknown. However, we do know that about 50% of cases occur shortly after a microbial infection (viral or bacterial). It can be something as common as the flu or food poisoning.

Some theories also suggest an autoimmune trigger. The defense system of antibodies and white blood cells work against the body. That damages the myelin (nerve covering or insulation) and causes numbness and weakness.

What Are the Symptoms?GBS recovery

These are the main signs that GBS recovery would be the right choice for you:

  • A rapid onset of numbness
  • Paralysis of the legs
  • Paralysis of the arms
  • Paralysis of breathing muscles
  • Paralysis of the face
  • Weakness
  • Loss of reflexes (specifically knee jerk)
  • Abnormal tingling sensations


The effects of GBS can linger for months or even years, so it’s important to take action as soon as you notice them.


Treatment for Guillain-Barré Syndrome – We Can Help!

The Guillain-Barré Syndrome can make life difficult and almost unbearable. However, we’re here to make a difference for you. Our C.A.S.T. program (which is backed up by research) is designed to help people regain mobility after suffering a bout of GBS.

How does GBS recovery work?

Our Guillain-Barré Syndrome treatment is characterized by introducing muscle strengthening in a convenient manner. We do this with a wide array of GBS exercises:

  • Isometric exercises
  • Isotonic exercises
  • Isokinetic exercises
  • Progressive resistive exercises


Next, we continue the GBS training by focusing on:

  • Upper body strengthening
  • Range of motion (ROM)
  • Activities that aid in functional self-care


These are all areas in which our experienced staff excels. They will also guide you through our C.A.S.T.® program (Comprehensive Activity-Based Strength Training).

With enough training, you can strengthen your muscles and repattern your nerves appropriately. This way, GBS recovery will bring you one step closer to regaining some of your independence.