What is your program?
We are an intense exercise based recovery program that works with SCI to regain strength and function below their level of injury. This includes working with clients out of their chairs on functional and dynamic movements based on our techniques and our client’s goals. We work to improve independence and quality of life.
How is your program different from physical therapy (PT)?
Most Physical Therapy is a short term doctor prescribed rehabilitation; whereas, most SCI’s take much longer to recover. Our program is focused on lifelong recovery process. In addition most PT focus is on your strengths, while we focus on a full body recovery and thus targeting your weaknesses.
How much does the program cost?
The cost of our program is $100/hr. This includes one on one training, as well as additional staff when needed to perform more difficult activities.
How many hours a day and how many days a week would I be working out?
Typically our T level clients are 2 or 3 days a week for 2 hours and our C Level clients are 3 days a week at 2 to 3 hours. We will work with you to put together the best schedule that fits your needs.
What are the qualifications of the staff?
All of our staff carries a bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science/Kinesiology. Our staff is also trained in our techniques and methods and goes through our intense training program.
How long is your program?
Our program has no set time line; it is different for everyone. Some clients are only in our program for a few months to a year, while others have spent many years actively participating in our program. It is important to understand that recovery is a lifelong process.
What kind of results have you seen with my level of injury?
We have seen positive results at all levels of injury. However, each injury is so different it is difficult to predict what kind of results you will see until we have had some time to evaluate you.
Why do insurance companies decline to cover your services?
First, medical insurance only covers very specific types of rehabilitation. Since we are not a medical facility they most likely will not cover our program. Secondly, most insurance has to put a time line on recovery and how long they will payout. It is difficult for us to put a timeline on an individual’s recovery, since it can take months or years depending on that individual’s goals. However, our long term goals are to bridge the gap between our program and insurance coverage.