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Push to Walk Celebrates Move to Montvale, NJ’s Medical Hub by Hosting Grand Opening Event

Montvale, NJ 3/26/24– Push to Walk (PTW), a non-profit organization providing individualized workouts and resources for people with spinal cord injury, stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and other chronic neurological impairments celebrated their move to Montvale, NJ. Clients, donors, supporters, and local officials joined the PTW staff at their Grand Opening event at the new location. The celebration included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Montvale’s Mayor Ghassali and live demonstrations using wearable robotics. These exoskeletons enable people with all different abilities to walk, even those who cannot otherwise walk at all!  Clients also shared their personal stories of their strides at Push to Walk, thanks to their ongoing training and specialized workouts

Push to Walk kicked off the night with client demos showcasing training techniques using the Ekso NR and Indego robotics used in PTW’s robotics program. The audience was visibly in awe as they watched these robots transform and ignite mobility. Clients took over 1,500 steps in the robot that night!

Indego robotics
Solo Step overhead harness system

A PTW client also demonstrated the new Solo Step Overhead Harness System, which was funded by the Bolger Foundation and used to help clients with balance and gait throughout their workout.

In addition to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Mayor Ghassali presented PTW with a Montvale Borough proclamation. The organization also received a certificate of recognition from U.S. House of Representative Josh Gottheimer, and a certificate of commendation from Bergen County Commissioner Tom Sullivan and County Executive James Tedesco. Lastly, Push to Walk received a joint legislative resolution from Senator Schepisi, Assemblyman Auth, and Assemblyman Azzariti Jr.

“A huge thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate—This new building is just the beginning of what’s to come for Push to Walk,” says Kate Wolfe, Executive Director. “We just launched our new Exoskeleton program and Group Fitness Classes! We hope everyone stays tuned for all Push to Walk has in store for the neurologically impaired community!” adds Kate.

About Push to Walk

Founded in 2007, Push to Walk is an organization that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis to optimize the current quality of life and to prepare for future medical advancements. It is the only program of its kind in the New York- New Jersey area. Push to Walk’s rigorous one-on-one workout approach challenges clients to reach their personal goals and achieve maximum independence, leading to greater success and fulfillment in their personal and professional lives. A 501(C)3 non-profit, Push to Walk is in Montvale, New Jersey. Visit www.pushtowalknj.org