About Push to Walk

Push to Walk (PTW) was founded in 2007 by Cynthia and Darren Templeton – a mother and son who share a passion for helping individuals with paralysis live a fulfilling life. In the process, they built a community of clients, families, friends, trainers, researchers, and other professionals who share friendship and resources. View our video to learn what Push to Walk is all about.

What We Offer Today, PTW provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, multiple sclerosis, and other forms of paralysis to optimize their current quality of life and prepare for future medical advancements. Located in Oakland, NJ, PTW houses a 7,435 square foot gym with state-of-the art equipment. Certified trainers are available six days a week to work with clients.

Redefining a Healthy Lifestyle PTW focuses on helping individuals build healthy lifestyles and improve their day-to-day lives. Here’s how:

  • We use training methods to help clients regain strength, function, and independence.
  • Our staff works hard to promote confidence and inner strength in each client.
  • As a result of a commitment to a consistent exercise program, clients have experienced success in professional careers, adaptive sports, and other interests.
  • PTW offers social activities at which individuals and families can share experiences, information, and resources. As a result, friendships are formed and camaraderie is established that help everyone better navigate the world of paralysis.

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View our annual report to learn more about Push to Walk and how we serve our clients.

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How We Operate PTW is a 501(c)(3). We welcome donations from individuals, corporations and foundations.

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"Individuals come to Push to Walk to build a better future for themselves. When they come through our doors, they enter an environment that makes what seems impossible, possible again." –  Darren Templeton, Co-Founder and Client