Few traditional rehabilitation programs recognize the possibility that someone with a spinal cord injury can recover, but at Project Walk we know they can…and do. Persons with a spinal cord injury (SCI) are taught to cope and live with their injuries. Today, recovery is an option for those wishing to obtain it. Yet, those that choose recovery often do not have options available to them due to the lack of qualified, trained professionals. At Project Walk Dallas, our highly trained SCI Specialists are able to provide a unique experience to clients, giving them their opportunity to recover.
Traditionally, SCI rehabilitation focused on compensation. The thought was that the human nervous system could not re-organize and improve function below the level of injury. Recent research and Project Walk’s own client success, over the last decade, have proven this to be false for many people with SCI. At Project Walk we cannot guarantee who will regain function, however, we understand and recognize symptoms that present the potential to improve function below the level of injury.
We tap into this potential through an intense activity-based recovery program. The program focuses on using specific exercises that are related to the same movement patterns that occur during human development. Through these movements we are attempting to re-establish patterned neural activity within the central nervous system. These movement patterns are replicated by our clients with the assistance of our Specialists. All Specialists have been taught to respond to the cues each client’s nervous system gives them and, by providing the proper stimulus, help to re-organize it.
In addition to the unique exercises and highly trained staff, Project Walk also believes that the use of antispasmodics and other medication associated with traditional SCI treatment hinders the chance of recovery. Many of our clients have found that the elimination of medications improves their quality of life and helps them to progress in their recovery. As a result of increased activity and less medication, our clients improve their overall health and quality of life.
What makes us unique…
Project Walk has been treating SCI clients for over a decade. Specialists at the Carlsbad headquarters alone see an average of 26,000 client hours each year. It is this knowledge and experience that makes the program unlike any other. Project Walk Dallas is uniquely qualified to succeed for the following reasons:
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