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    Project Walk Press Release

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



    PROJECT WALK, INC. TEAMS WITH REHABILITION INSTITUTE OF MICHIGAN
    AND WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    FOR GROUNDBREAKING SPINAL CORD INJURY RECOVERY
    RESEARCH PROJECT



    CARLSBAD, CA - October 10, 2002 - Project Walk, Inc. Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Program in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Wayne State University School of Medicine will begin an intensive year-and-a-half research project documenting the progress and success of a new SCI recovery program. Launch date is scheduled for October 15, 2002. The first round of findings will be presented at the annual American Paraplegia Society scientific meeting in Las Vegas, NV in 2003 with a more comprehensive research report to be released in 2004 comparing patient results in Project Walk vs. traditional rehabilitation programs over a 15 month timeframe.

    Researchers will begin testing new clients on their first day at Project Walk and will continue follow-up testing and on-going documentation of each client's progress via monthly/bi-monthly meetings. Doctors and researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Wayne State University School of Medicine are very interested in studying and documenting the Project Walk methodology and hope to provide on-going assistance to help continuously improve the program with the ultimate goal of shortening recovery time.

    In the last three years, clients participating in Project Walk have experienced recovery beyond that predicted during their initial rehabilitation. Now, in collaboration with the medical and scientific communities, the data to be acquired over the next 15 months will help to support the importance of Project Walk's methods for enhancing recovery following traumatic spinal cord injury. "We are the only recovery center that is not driven by research, but rather by our clients' individual goals", said Ted Dardzinski, founder of Project Walk, Inc. based in Carlsbad, CA. "Project Walk is different because we believe that an SCI patient can recover. We promise to match each client's efforts and to work the clients harder than they would be worked anywhere else. Our job is to assist the client in achieving their recovery goal."

    The team at Project Walk has engaged in thousands of hours working with and understanding the needs of SCI clients. Their program was developed primarily through hours of hands-on work resulting in repeated patterns of improvement and recovery. According to Tammy Dardzinski, co-founder of Project Walk, "After interviewing over 30 new clients from around the United States this summer, we know that our program is very unique and not currently offered anywhere else which is why our partnership with the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Wayne State University School of Medicine comes at a very important time. There are so many individuals who have suffered from spinal cord injuries that need the hope and results we believe Project Walk can provide."

    Currently Project Walk has over 30 SCI clients. Never before have so many SCI clients been in one center with one common goal. The Project Walk team is currently recruiting for SCI clients who would like to participate in this active recovery research program.

    They are currently seeking out clients who have been injured less than six months or up to two years post injury. For more information or to arrange for a trial visit, please email them at projectwalk@cox.net.

    Founded in 1999, Project Walk is a worldwide leader in the SCI recovery arena. It is an intensive workout program for people with spinal cord injuries and a goal of full recovery. The Project Walk program was developed through non-traditional methods by non-traditional trainers. Each has degrees in various fields including kinesiology, exercise physiology and nutrition. Their out-of-the-box thinking comes from expertise in the fields of posture and gait analysis, and performance training.

    The company's headquarters are in Carlsbad, CA. Project Walk's web site is located at http://www.projectwalk.org.

    PROJECT WALK, INC.
    2738 LOKER AVENUE, SUITE C, CARLSBAD, CA 92008
    OFFICE: (760) 734-4588
    E-MAIL: projectwalk@cox.net

    Eric Harness,CSCS
    Project Walk

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    Great News!

    Keep kickin SCI's ASS Snowman!


    peace, jim

    ... ...

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    ok

    Originally posted by Snowman:

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



    PROJECT WALK, INC. TEAMS WITH REHABILITION INSTITUTE OF MICHIGAN
    AND WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
    FOR GROUNDBREAKING SPINAL CORD INJURY RECOVERY
    RESEARCH PROJECT



    CARLSBAD, CA - October 10, 2002 - Project Walk, Inc. Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Program in collaboration with the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Wayne State University School of Medicine will begin an intensive year-and-a-half research project documenting the progress and success of a new SCI recovery program. Launch date is scheduled for October 15, 2002. The first round of findings will be presented at the annual American Paraplegia Society scientific meeting in Las Vegas, NV in 2003 with a more comprehensive research report to be released in 2004 comparing patient results in Project Walk vs. traditional rehabilitation programs over a 15 month timeframe.

    Researchers will begin testing new clients on their first day at Project Walk and will continue follow-up testing and on-going documentation of each client's progress via monthly/bi-monthly meetings. Doctors and researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Wayne State University School of Medicine are very interested in studying and documenting the Project Walk methodology and hope to provide on-going assistance to help continuously improve the program with the ultimate goal of shortening recovery time.

    In the last three years, clients participating in Project Walk have experienced recovery beyond that predicted during their initial rehabilitation. Now, in collaboration with the medical and scientific communities, the data to be acquired over the next 15 months will help to support the importance of Project Walk's methods for enhancing recovery following traumatic spinal cord injury. "We are the only recovery center that is not driven by research, but rather by our clients' individual goals", said Ted Dardzinski, founder of Project Walk, Inc. based in Carlsbad, CA. "Project Walk is different because we believe that an SCI patient can recover. We promise to match each client's efforts and to work the clients harder than they would be worked anywhere else. Our job is to assist the client in achieving their recovery goal."

    The team at Project Walk has engaged in thousands of hours working with and understanding the needs of SCI clients. Their program was developed primarily through hours of hands-on work resulting in repeated patterns of improvement and recovery. According to Tammy Dardzinski, co-founder of Project Walk, "After interviewing over 30 new clients from around the United States this summer, we know that our program is very unique and not currently offered anywhere else which is why our partnership with the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan (RIM) and Wayne State University School of Medicine comes at a very important time. There are so many individuals who have suffered from spinal cord injuries that need the hope and results we believe Project Walk can provide."

    Currently Project Walk has over 30 SCI clients. Never before have so many SCI clients been in one center with one common goal. The Project Walk team is currently recruiting for SCI clients who would like to participate in this active recovery research program.

    They are currently seeking out clients who have been injured less than six months or up to two years post injury. For more information or to arrange for a trial visit, please email them at projectwalk@cox.net.

    Founded in 1999, Project Walk is a worldwide leader in the SCI recovery arena. It is an intensive workout program for people with spinal cord injuries and a goal of full recovery. The Project Walk program was developed through non-traditional methods by non-traditional trainers. Each has degrees in various fields including kinesiology, exercise physiology and nutrition. Their out-of-the-box thinking comes from expertise in the fields of posture and gait analysis, and performance training.

    The company's headquarters are in Carlsbad, CA. Project Walk's web site is located at http://www.projectwalk.org.

    PROJECT WALK, INC.
    2738 LOKER AVENUE, SUITE C, CARLSBAD, CA 92008
    OFFICE: (760) 734-4588
    E-MAIL: projectwalk@cox.net

    Eric Harness,CSCS
    http://www.projectwalk.org
    Im still waiting on my free trial...

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    Great news, way to go PW!

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    Project Walk

    I contacted Ted Dardinski via e-mail on 10-9-02 and he provided a prompt reply. Cost of the program is $3,000.00 per month, plus per diem, which could easily cost $1,500.00 (or more) per month. $4,500.00 x 12 months = $54,000 per year. Is there any form of financial assistance available?

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    Project Walk

    From what I've heard and read, PW is a gimmick. I, too, experienced function beyond what was "predicted" for me -- I still am regaining function. For a C4 C5 quad, I am able to stand, do facilitated walking, have normal sensation, etc., etc. And ALL without ever attending PW. Join a gym and get a personal trainer...it's a lot cheaper!

    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~Albert Einstein

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    From what I hear and read Mimia Project is just building penthouses and wasting money. But you know what, unless I was there and saw for my own eyes I can"t say anything bad about them. We are here seeing with our own eyes whats going happening with the people here. So please don't put something down untill you see for yourself.

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    I was not "putting anything down." I was simply stating MY opinion. I am just as "pro-cure" as the rest of you, but judging from what I have read, PW seems like a waste of $$. What Miami exactly does, I do not know, but I sure haven't seen any "penthouses" at the LIFE Center. Furthermore, I DO know Miami has been GREAT to me: I've participated in studies w/them and hope to do the Lokomat. When I have free time, I work out to keep my body in top shape should a cure arrive.

    Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds. ~Albert Einstein

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    Andrea, PW is not a "gimmick". And calling something a gimmick when many clients have invested their lives into an opportunity is putting something down. Could MP be called a gimmick? And Foster didn't knock your opinion nor question your passion for a cure. Why be defensive?

    Personally Andrea, as someone who has been to and experienced PW they are the real thing and accomplishing real results. If you'd like details I'd be happy to share. Don't knock something unless you have first hand experience.

    And as far as therapies go when one calculates the investment into recovery do you think that any of us will be able to undergo any cure treatments without laying out big (six figure) bucks? If recovery through exercise comes at a price tag of $50,000 or $10,000 or $70,000 then in the greater context of things isn't it relatively inexpensive?


    As far as MP, your experiences there, return of function, etc. Good for you. I don't know why people always want to bash them (MP)? I've heard both good and bad.

    Let's try and remember that we're all after a common goal. Whether it be at PW, MP, etc. Hope and hard work towards the cure.

    Are you sure you're not echoing your boyfriend's (Rus's) comments / attitude? They sound pretty similar.

    Peace.

    Onward and Upward!

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    Investors welcome?

    Sounds like PW might be a good investment. Are they welcoming any interested investors?

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