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    Thumbs up Project Walk to open a center in Boston

    Generous Donation Moves Project Walk® Into Boston

    Making recovery more accessible, one of Project Walk’s key values, means opening centers across the nation.



    Carlsbad, CA -- Project Walk Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Center recently received a very generous restricted donation from the Fuserna Foundation that will support the cost of opening a center in Boston, MA. A restricted donation means the funds donated can only be used for a specific campaign or project. In the case of this gift, the funds donated are restricted funds to be used for the opening of a Project Walk Center in Boston. A very special thank you to the Trustees of the Fuserna Foundation for their generosity and shared interest in Project Walk’s values. One of Project Walk’s core values is making recovery more accessible to spinal cord injuries (SCI); the support of the Fuserna Foundation allows Project Walk to begin their campaign of opening of centers nationwide.



    The Project Walk Center in Boston is slated to open in October of this year. Currently Project Walk is working on getting workout space scouted and leased as well as purchasing the equipment for the Center. The goal is to have a 10,000 sq ft center that will be the most advanced exercise-based spinal cord injury recovery center on the east coast. It will facilitate all aspects necessary for recovery including gait training, assisted gait training, assisted treadmill training, FES, vibration training with the use of the Power Plate®, closed chain workout platforms, active nervous system recruitment, active muscle recruitment, The Dardzinski Method™ and the Five Phase of Recovery, acupuncture, and deep tissue muscle work. The Center will work closely with local hospitals and researchers to provide continued long term care after the client leaves the hospital. Project Walk’s goal is to work together with the community to provide a life long exercise program equipping its clients with the best possible healthcare and recovery outcomes. The Center promises to be the most complete SCI exercise-based recovery center with all the equipment and added services necessary for recovery, and all under one roof.



    The Center will be staffed with Certified Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Specialists from the New England area who will travel to the Project Walk Institute for Spinal Cord Injury Recovery in Carlsbad, CA and spend over a month in intense specialized training of The Dardzinski Method™. These specialists are slated to be in Carlsbad during the Steps to Recovery event. This event features a walk in which all of the participants were given little or no hope of ever walking again. The timing of their visit will allow them to learn the program in a formal setting offered by the Institute as well as from a very emotional perspective offered by witnessing the successes of current clients and how important recovery is to them and their families. John Walters, a New England native, will spearhead the Center in Boston, joined by Project Walk graduate Dan Cummings. Cummings, a former client, made a promise to himself to one day walk again and when he did, he would help others achieve what he accomplished. Cummings will be a walking participant in the Steps to Recovery event in October.



    Project Walk is now taking client applications for the Boston Center. There is no commitment on the part of the client and deposits are fully refundable. Applications are available at www.ProjectWalk.org. Capacity is limited by the number of staff hired, so it is recommend that all interested clients send their applications in as soon as possible.



    Please continue to visit the website, www.ProjectWalk.org, for new and updated information on the progress of the Boston Center. To contact John Walters please email jwalters@projectwalk.org or to contact Dan Cummings please email dcummings@projectwalk.org.


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

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    Keep up the good work. Love to see a center nearer the midwest perhaps. Had a great week in Portland but the drive in the winter could be interesting.

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    Hey PJW

    I was at Carlsbad in 2003. You have added a lot of exercises. We do need one in the widwest, lets say closser to the husker nation.

    Bill T.

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    Congrats on all of your hard work! Good luck in Boston-

    SCI-FIT

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    Husker Nation?? I figured the Gopher State would be better-. Anywhere closer the 1600 miles is great!!

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    Congrats guys on all your hard work. The SCI Recovery Project (www.scirecoveryproject.com) wishes you nothing but success in your future on the east coast.

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