What is the difference between Project Walk and other activity-based programs?
There are many things that separate Project Walk from other programs but the most important is that our clients regain function. Other programs that focus on how physically exhausted you are during your workout do not understand the goal of activity-based recovery is not fitness. The goal is to regain function below level of injury and as a result, clients increase their health.
What are the benefits of Project Walk?
Clients typically see the following benefits from Project Walk’s program:
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased central nervous system activity
- Increased health and well-being
- Increased sensation including hot and cold, pain, and touch
- Increased function below level of injury
- Increased occupational skills
- Decreased drug dependence
- Decreased pain
Will I walk again?
How long will my recovery program take?
There is no set standard on how long it will take to regain function. Every person has their own goals and desired outcomes and works towards their needs. Each person and the damage they have sustained are different; therefore, you cannot compare yourself to others because each person regains function differently.
Remember, that at Project Walk we DO NOT heal your injury. We retrain your body to do things it once did. Similar to an able-bodied person, if you stop your recovery program then you will regress. You do not have to attend Project Walk for the rest of your life but you will need to continue to exercise and maintain the progess you make.
Which program is right for me?
Who will I work with?
All of our staff are highly skilled in working with different injuries and diagnoses. Although we understand that some clients have preferences on who they work with, it is encouraged that you work with multiple trainers as each brings their own perspective to training.
How often should I train?
Because we are an out of pocket expenses, frequency and duration of appointments are based off of your affordability. Our local clients come in from anywhere of 1 day a week for 1 hour and others come in 3 days a week for 3 hours. Our visiting clients tend to maximize their short stay by getting 3 or 4 hours of training per day. If you have questions or want recommendations please contact our facility.
How long should my visit be?
All of our visiting client programs are a minimum of 1 week in length. However, we may recommend you stay longer depending on your level of injury, budget, and schedule. For our out-of-state clients, an initial 2- 3 week visit is pretty normal and for our international clients, a 4-8 week stay is on average.
What if I dont have a bone density scan by the time of my evaluation?
We will never turn any client away from an evaluation. Your physical condition at the time of an evaluation will determine whether or not you can proceed with a full training program (not limited by weight bearing exercises) prior to needing a bone density scan.
Is Project Walk covered by insurance?
We are not currently covered by all insurance carriers. However, we are working on expanding the carriers that we do work with. We encourage all of our clients to submit their invoices for reimbursement and possible future coverage.
Am I allowed to use the gym when im not working with a trainer?
We encourage all of our client to use the gym when they are not working with a trainer. Clients can come in an use all of the equipment (except GEO, FES, ARP) free of charge. We do ask that if you are unable to transfer independently that you are accompanied by someone else to help you. Our staff is more than willing to help with a lift as long as they are not with another client.