Push to Walk Addresses Needs of Paralysis Community; Offers Financial Assistance to Veterans, First Responders and Others

Push to Walk Executive Director, David Font welcomes guests.

We bridge the gap between traditional therapy and local gyms by providing one-on-one personalized training with staff who have the knowledge necessary to help our clients improve their overall health and quality of life.

Push to Walk (PTW), a nonprofit that provides individualized workouts and resources to people with spinal cord injuries and other forms of paralysis, hosted leading educators and researchers from local universities together with NJ-based physical therapists and representatives of Veterans and paralysis groups on May 17 at a special open house designed to foster dialogue about how to effectively support the paralysis community.

During the event, PTW announced the expansion of its scholarship program, which helps those in financial need to benefit from the specialized, activity-based training offered at PTW. As part of its 10- year anniversary celebration, the organization is offering veterans and first responders a special price and is expanding the scholarships it makes available to others affected by various forms of paralysis.

“According to research conducted by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, 1 in 50 people are living with paralysis in the United States,” emphasizes PTW Executive Director, David Font. “Push to Walk is committed to fostering dialogue and promoting research that addresses the needs of these individuals.”

PTW began serving the spinal cord injury population in January 2007 when it first opened its doors in Bloomingdale, New Jersey. The non-profit has since grown to serve those with multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injuries, cerebral palsy, and other forms of paralysis, as well as those recovering from strokes….

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