Push to Walk in New Jersey helps individuals living with spinal cord injuries
OAKLAND, New Jersey – August 14, 2020 – Since 2007, Push to Walk has been redefining the possibilities for individuals living with spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
Push To Walk provides customized workouts and resources to their clients with spinal cord injuries, seeks to optimize their quality of life at their Oakland, NJ facility equipped with the latest training equipment and carefully following CDC safety guidelines implemented due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“Push to Walk is a gym for people to go when they are done with their outpatient physical therapy; something that you do to continue your physical activity for the foreseeable future, “said Program Director Tiffany Warren.
Push to Walk welcomes individuals with Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Paralysis, and more. They offer one-on-one expert training and specialize in neuro activity-based exercises.
“The goal is to walk. Everyone wants to walk. You want to do something that you couldn’t do before whether it’s being independent at home, go to school independently, get back to the workplace, take care of your family, “said Co-founder of Push to Walk, Darren Templeton.
The Templeton family founded Push To Walk following their son’s C5 spinal cord injury after diving into shallow water in July 2004, and therefore understand the challenges of patients extremely well.
Their first-hand experience handling the psychological, physical, and financial impact of their son’s injury, led them to the creation of Push to Walk, in order to help others who are living through their same experience.
“Coming here helps me feel I can be the best that I can be. The more you’re moving around the better it is for your skin, your circulation. The takeaway is yes you can lead a full life after a spinal cord injury but you need to take care of yourself,” said Susan Dorfman, a Push to Walk client.