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Thread: Project Walk has a new Specialist in Training on the East Coast!

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    Exclamation Project Walk has a new Specialist in Training on the East Coast!

    Project Walk is proud to announce that we have a Specialist in Training on the East Coast. This means he spent 80+ hours in our facility learning our method hands on from our staff, and went through an extensive testing and evaluation process. He is now accepting clients and if all goes well he will be a Level I Certified SCI Recovery Specialist (CSRS) in July 2007.

    Contact Info

    More information on our certification program:

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    Eric Harness, CSCS
    Founder/President
    Neuro Ex, Inc
    Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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    That's great, Eric. Keep up the excellent work you guys are doing there. It was great meeting you at Working 2 Walk.

    Susan

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    Hate to be ignorant but what would he do for someone?

    Do individuals hire people like him? out of pocket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz321
    Hate to be ignorant but what would he do for someone?

    Do individuals hire people like him? out of pocket?
    I think individuals hire him much like a personal trainer.
    Daniel

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    Hello my name is Eric
    I am the trainer in northern NJ that has had training at Project Walk to become a level one SCI Recovery Specialist in training. Right now yes people hire me as a personal trainer and I have been working out with people in their homes. I hope in the near future to open a center in northern New Jersey. My contact information is on the Project Walk website as Eric mentioned above.
    Last edited by trainer eric; 08-23-2006 at 04:54 PM.

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    Hello Snowman and Trainer Eric,

    Thanks for the free commercial advertisement in the Exercise & Recovery Forum. The next time I'm in Northern New Jersey with a wad of cash in my pocket I'll be sure to look up Trainer Eric.

    I too am proud to announce that I'm a Specialist in Training but in the field of computer repair. This means that I've spent extensive hours screwing around with computers (using the Bob Clark Method™) but unlike Eric, I can usually fix them and get them "up and running". And like Eric, I will always give your computer a good workout here at Project Board Slap®. Of course there's no guarantee that I'll improve the performance of your computer and again, like Eric, I'll expect to get paid well for my time no matter what the results.

    I'm now accepting customers and if all goes well and when I really learn what the hell I'm doing I'll be a Level I Certified Computer Repair Specialist (CCRS) and in July of 2007 I too hope to open up a storefront operation and hire a staff and all that fun stuff.

    I also specialize in the field of selling outdated useless computer and wheelchair parts. Cheap prices. Call 1-555-CRZ-EBOB. Sorry for any inconvenience but my website is still under construction.
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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    Liz and others interested in hearing about Eric’s work:
    My husband Rob was injured in a diving accident August 20, 2005 (C4, C5, C6 incomplete). He was at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for 5 months. When he was discharged, he could not transfer independently on a slide board, he had 0 triceps, very trace biceps, 0 trunk control and could move his right leg only slightly. Once home, Rob continued his PT, OT at Kessler on an outpatient basis 3x/week. Shortly after his return home, we noticed a remarkable decline in his strength and functionality. For example, while he was inpatient he was able to use the standing frame for 15-20 minutes at a time, but once he started the outpatient program he could only stand for 1 minute intervals. We became frustrated with the outpatient program because the staff to patient ratio was 1:3 and we did not feel that they were truly invested in Rob's recovery. Additionally, the therapists were not allowing Rob to practice standing on the parallel bars because of his blood pressure issues (note: we have discussed all of these concerns w/the therapists which is why I feel comfortable mentioning them in this forum). Regardless, as a result of our dissatisfaction with the outpatient program we began searching for alternatives and found Eric who started working with Rob in early May 3x/week. We have been thrilled with the results. From a financial perspective, Eric is much more affordable than Kessler (we pay privately for all treatment as our insurance expired in April) especially since he provides 1:1 work. The physical improvements Rob has made with Eric are most important to note though. Actually, Eric is here now working with Rob and as I type this message Rob is doing squats in the kitchen while supporting himself with a chin-up bar (Eric is only supporting his left leg which is weak). Since starting with Eric, Rob's standing ability has improved from hardly being able to tolerate a standing frame to being able to stand almost independently. Rob is now able to do a 'standing pivot transfer' into our Ford Escape. He can also stand up by himself using our kitchen counter as a support. Rob can now sit up independently (previously, I had to put him up into and hold him in the seated position). AND he even took a few steps on the parallel bars last week. Rob looks so much stronger, feels great after finishing his workouts and is more hopeful than ever about recovering from this injury. Rob MD initially told us that Rob's chances of walking again were slim and during our last appt with her she said he actually had a shot at taking steps (trust me spinal cord physicians NEVER give false hope). There is absolutely NO DOUBT in our minds that Rob's progress is because of his work with Eric. There is also NO DOUBT in my mind that Rob's depression has lifted because of his work with Eric (evidenced by his decreasing Lexapro by 10mg). Speaking of meds.... since starting with Eric, Rob has gotten completely (off his Florinef, Oxicontin, Salt Tabs and is almost completely off of his Baclofen (he was previously on 160mg a day and is now taking 30mg a day). His use of PRN Percocets has also decreased dramatically. I realize I have provided an enormous amount of detail in this post but since some have expressed an interest in what intensive physical training can do for a spinal cord patient, I figure it will be valuable for those that are seeking alternatives treatments. I’ve only been a part of the spinal cord community for one year, but the one thing I have learned is that it is ESSENTIAL to share knowledge, especially when such knowledge can lead to improving one’s health. We are in the business of recovering from spinal cord injury and if this is perceived as a commercial, it should be perceived as a commercial for hope, recovery, and improved quality of life.
    Last edited by Mgirl52178; 08-24-2006 at 01:38 PM.

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    I accidently hit the post button twice...sorry

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    husband Rob was injured in a diving accident August 20, 2005 (C4, C5, C6 incomplete). He was at Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for 5 months when he was discharged, he could not transfer independently on a slide board, he had 0 triceps, very trace biceps, 0 trunk control and could move his right leg only slightly.
    Hello
    Did your husband sever his cord or bruise it at these levels? sounds like great progress.

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