Push to Walk: Redefining Possibilities for the Spinal Cord Injury and Paralysis Community
Phone: (201) 644-7567
Fax: (201) 644-7568
About 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. Pus to Walk is a unique program in the tri-state area.
We offer specialized activity-based training that supplements physical and occupational therapists. 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 certificates 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.
-RT200 FES Ellipical
-RT300 FES Bike
-RT600 Step & Stand
-Treadmill Weight Supported Gait Training
-SCIFIT Hand Cycle
-Keiser Performance & Functional Trainers
-Easy Stand Glider
-Gait Harness System II Walker
-York Power Rack
Our trainers focus on the entire well-being of each client. One on One support helps to foster improved health. Our trainers typically strive to help clients-
*Increases 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.
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 you 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.
How we Operate:
Push to Walk is a 501(C) 3 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 was taken directly from the Push to Walk pamphlet and I give them full credit for the information. I have not used the service so I have no opinion on it either yes or no to how good it is. Please call the above numbers for more information.