Push to Walk: Redefining Possibilities for the Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Community. http://www.pushtowalknj.com.
About the Push to Walk
Founded in 2007, Push to Walk provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. Push to Walk is a unique program in the tri-state area.
We offer specialized activity-based training that supplements physical and occupational therapies. In addition, Push to Walk:
*provides counseling and resources
*Monitors and supports research affecting the spinal cord injury and paralysis community.
*Partners with health care providers, medical professionals, researchers, educators and others to determine how we can best help this community.
*Advocates for care and cure.
*Fosters a sense of community by organizing activities for clients, families and friends.
Diagnosis of Clients we serve:
Multiple Sclerosis 10.14%
Traumatic Brain Injury 13.04%
(Stroke, Medical, Transverse Myelitis, Spinal Stroke, Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia)
Spinal Cord Injury 56.52%
Push to Walk’s gym is a positive environment where individuals can work hard at their own pace, motivated by a dedicated team of professionals and inspired by the successes of their peers. Exercise programs are individually designed and continually updated to stay progressively challenging.
Our trainers hold nationally recognized certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Academy of Sports Medicine and participate in continuing education and specialized courses.
Workouts are designed to help clients strengthen their entire body, concentrating on both core and balance. Our focus is identifying what the client CAN do with exercises designed to help build strength where needed.
“My trainer gets me out of my chair and makes me feel like I’m working out as if I never had an injury.” -Christian, Client
RT200 FES Elliptical
RT300 FES Bike
RT600 Step & Stand
Treadmill Weight Supported Gait Training
SCIFIT Hand Gym
Keiser Performance Functional Trainers
Easy Stand Glinder
Gait Harness System
York Power Rack
Our trainers focus on the well-being of each client. One-on-one support helps to foster improved health. Our trainers typically strive to help clients:
*Increase their strength and balance
*Improve flexibility and range of motion
*Decrease risk of injury
*Improve muscular conditioning
Research had shown that exercise decreases the frequency and severity of most common secondary complications when performed on a regular basis.
“My daughter is not only healthier and stronger but also happier and more self-confident as are result of her one-on-one workouts at Push to Walk.”- S.C. Mother of a Client
We offer a free initial evaluation and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) add-ons for those who qualify. After this initial evaluation, individuals may choose from the following training options:
*In House Program-Weekly sessions led by trainers at our facility in Riverdale, NJ.
*Home Program Development-We will customize a program for you to do at home and provide periodic checks to ensure that are moving towards your goals.
*Train your Trainer-If you prefer to be trained outside our facility with your own trainer, we will train your trainer. Our accredited professionals will outline a program with benchmarks so you can achieve your goals.
“Individuals come to Push to Walk to build a better future for themselves.”-Darren Templeton, Co-Founder
Push to Walk was founded by people who have been directly impacted by paralysis and understand the physical, psychological, emotional and financial effect it can have on those who experience such trauma. Darren Templeton sustained a C5 spinal cord injury after diving into shallow water in July 2004. He co-founded the non-profit with his mother, Cynthia Templeton Together they focus on providing the services and environment necessary to help individuals with paralysis live more independent and fulfilling lives.
How We Operate:
Push to Walk is a 501C3 nonprofit organization. Clients pay an hourly fee for personalized training. These fees do not fully cover operating expenses. The balance is obtained through fundraising activities, grants and donations. Scholarships are also made available to assist those with financial need.
Donations to Push to Walk can be made through our website. For more information about our program, call us at 862-200-5848 or email us.
Push to Walk
100 Bauer Drive
Oakland, NJ 07436
*Disclaimer: This information is taken directly from the Push to Walk pamphlet. I have never used the service so I have no opinion either yes or no, if it is good or not. Please call the above number or use the email to contact them for more information.