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    #16
    Initial treatment facilities for some of our clients:

    Treated at The Miami Project
    Mike Thomas, C7. Started 3/99; 3 months post-injury. Mike has achieved his goal--he is walking, skiing, dancing. Email: mthomas4@san.rr.com


    Treated at several VA facilities over 10yrs
    Dana Liesegang, C4-5. Started 9/01; 10 years post-injury. Dana is learning to walk with style without adaptive aids and riding her bike. Email: wojdand@yahoo.com


    Treated at Craig Hospital
    VJ Berry, C8. Started 1/01; 10 months post-injury. VJ is also learning to walk with style without adaptive aids. Email: mctiv@yahoo.com


    Treated at Healthsouth (returned to Project Walk after zero to negative progress for 6 months)
    Matt Thiede, C5. Started 6/01; 12 months post-injury. Matt rides a spin bike for 30 minutes; is learning how to stand; and has taken a few steps. Email: thiedius@aol.com


    Treated at Sharp Memorial
    Corky Packard, C6-7. Started 8/01; 18 months post-injury. Our oldest client, Corky has gained amazing strength and range of motion in the 4 months he's been with us. Email: corky-packard@att.net

    John Murphy, C4-5. Started 11/01; 2 years post-injury. John could barely walk with a walker before entering the program. He is stronger and his posture and range of motion is the best it has ever been. Phone: 760/765-0841.

    Felicia LaJeunesse, T6. Started 2/01; 2 years post-injury. Felicia can stand while holding on, and is riding the spin bike. Email: mlajeune@san.rr.com


    Treated at Long Beach Memorial
    Joey Pulford, C4-5. Started 9/01; 12 months post-injury. Joey stood for the first time in December and is beginning to ride a spin bike. His short-term goal is walking up to get his high school diploma; his long-term goal is full recovery and surfing again. Email: onearmscizor@yahoo.com or xaosmakr@netzero.com


    Not sure of the rest feel free to email them:

    Scott Sterling, C7. Started 5/01; 9 years post-injury. Scott has gotten better control of his spasms and has increased his size and strength. Email: scott@winemaker.com

    Mario Miragliotta, C5-6. Started 11/01; 5 months post-injury. Mario has gotten 100% stronger in less than a month. He now stands and rides the spin bike with some help. Email: sergio@hotmail.com

    Paraplegic Clients

    Paola Franyutti, L1. Started 11/01; 6 weeks post-injury with no feeling in her legs. Paola now has feeling in her quads, hamstrings, inner thighs and ankles. She rides a spin bike at least 45 minutes and is visibly getting stronger by the day.

    Jeremy McGhee, T10. Started 1/02; 3 months post-injury. After 3 visits, Jeremy can pedal a spin bike on his own, and his legs are "lighting up like a Christmas tree." Email: mcgoose56@hotmail.com

    Jeff Munsen, T12. Started 10/11/01; 19 months post-injury. After 2 months, Jeff had greater strength and power in his quadriceps and could ride a spin bike on his own for 30 mintues.

    [This message was edited by Snowman on January 29, 2002 at 12:01 AM.]

    [This message was edited by Snowman on January 29, 2002 at 12:02 AM.]


    Eric Harness, CSCS
    Founder/President
    Neuro Ex, Inc
    Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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      #17
      Publish?

      Have they published their methods ?

      Eric Texley
      Eric Texley

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        #18
        Research

        Eric

        We have not had time to publish any research, since Project Walk did not truly begin until last year. We have proven results i.e. Mike, Dana, VJ, and Matt, however only Mike has been with the program for 2 or more years.


        Project Walk


        Eric Harness, CSCS
        Founder/President
        Neuro Ex, Inc
        Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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          #19
          Ok, Snowman, you don't seem to have time to publish research. Perhaps you could explain briefly why people imporve.

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            #20
            Bill

            I believe you misunderstood my answer. I was not stating that we did not have the time to do research, I was stating the fact that our program is a 2 year program and currently Mike is the only client who has completed the entire 2 years. We have 3 other clients who are walking who have been with us for a little over a year or less. Although these 3 clients are following in Mike's footsteps (no pun intended) in their recovery process, it would be premature to use this information in a research paper. Furthermore, it would be unwise to base any research conclusions soley on the success of a single client. This is why we are looking for more people to join our program. We are seeking a total of 15 clients with the same or similar (C5-C7) injuries to help us prove the validity of our methods. This is not to say that we are not taking on other injuries below these sites for future research, just that C5-C7 injuries are what we are focusing on for current research purposes.

            To answer your question Bill (until we publish)

            A hell of a lot of determination to walk and the exercise work ethic of a pro athlete.

            Signed:

            Eric Harness, CSCS (aka Snowman)
            Director of Sport Performance
            Project Walk
            11526 Sorrento Valley Rd.
            San Diego, Ca 92107


            Eric Harness, CSCS
            Founder/President
            Neuro Ex, Inc
            Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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              #21
              To Snowman -

              Snowman, can you give us a cost of what you think the 2 years would be for someone in the c-5 - c-7 level to join your group and participate in the studies? As well, whats living expenses for your area?

              Thanks,
              Michael

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                #22
                Hoops

                Reproduced from our information packet (total costs below):

                How Do I Get Started:
                For many it is hard to believe that we can reproduce our results. Don't take our word for it-let us prove it to you. Come and visit us for a week or two. Spend five days a week, up to three hours a day, working with our trainers. Talk to our other clients; find out about their improvements. Observe what we do. This way you can see firsthand if Project Walk is for you. Just let us know a week in advance when you will be arriving and we will put you on the schedule. It's that simple. A one-week visit is $300; a two-week visit is $600. This weekly fee is prorated from our monthly rate.

                Cost Of The Program:
                We charge a monthly fee of $1200 due the first of each month. Newly injured paraplegics train five days a week. Quadriplegics start out with three days a week (every other day) and build up to four than five days a week. The average time a client spends training is 3 hours a day. This program is not covered by insurance and will never be covered by insurance. Insurance controls the program and limits what can and cannot be done. At Project Walk we have the freedom to do what is right for our clients.

                When we move into our new facility, our overhead will increase, so the cost of the program will increase to $1500 per month.

                It is possible that it will take up to two years for you to achieve your goal. But at no time are you financially committed to a two-year program. Payment is on a month-to-month schedule.

                Hoops,

                2 years with the program at current cost: $28800
                Living expenses in San Diego: really depends on where you would live, approx. $14000 for a 1 bedroom apt. for 2 years.


                Signed:

                Eric Harness, CSCS (aka Snowman)
                Director of Sport Performance
                Project Walk
                11526 Sorrento Valley Rd.
                San Diego, Ca 92107


                Eric Harness, CSCS
                Founder/President
                Neuro Ex, Inc
                Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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                  #23
                  Thanks

                  for the cost breakdown Snowman.

                  I'm curious, is the majority of your program gait training? FES Bike? weightlifting?

                  Not asking you to reveal secrets just trying to get an idea of what you offer. Most likely I'll be contacting you later this summer during my usual 2-3 week annual CA trip.

                  Any info, more detailed the better, would be helpful.

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                    #24
                    No secrets

                    Chris
                    Anyone is welcome to come in and observe our methods at anytime, we don't have any secrets. We actually would welocome any prospective researchers to come in and observe what we are doing.

                    We use gait training for the people who are beginning to learn to walk. We don't use a FES Bike, we use regular spin bikes (Star Trac's model). We do some upper body weightlifting with all of our clients, quads in their chairs, paras on the floor. When clients first come in most exercises are done on the floor, mainly manual resistance exercises. Then they move on to the Total Gym for various types of assisted leg presses.

                    I think our information packet also sums it up nicely with the following:

                    · The key to getting better is going after what the body has to offer. As long as there is something in the legs--spasms, feeling, burning, pain, etc., there is a chance of recovery. In the beginning we use whatever the body gives us.

                    · One hour of training will not work! On average, our clients spend over three hours training, three days a week. Overloading the muscles and nervous system is key to recovery.

                    · Working the postural muscles. We do this by working the body as a whole unit. We start postural training the first day by getting the client out of their wheelchair and onto the floor.

                    · Working all muscles and the nervous system. By movement, visualization, stretch reflex, and closed chain exercises, we directly impact and strengthen the muscles and nervous system.

                    · Our clients are strong and have endurance. Most ride the stationary bike for 30 minutes or more a day.

                    Signed:

                    Eric Harness, CSCS (aka Snowman)
                    Director of Sport Performance
                    Project Walk
                    11526 Sorrento Valley Rd.
                    San Diego, Ca 92107


                    Eric Harness, CSCS
                    Founder/President
                    Neuro Ex, Inc
                    Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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                      #25
                      Message Board

                      There will be a message board at Project Walk's website soon. We will be able to answer more questions there and many of our clients will be there to answer questions also.

                      Signed:

                      Eric Harness, CSCS (aka Snowman)
                      Director of Sport Performance
                      Project Walk
                      11526 Sorrento Valley Rd.
                      San Diego, Ca 92107


                      Eric Harness, CSCS
                      Founder/President
                      Neuro Ex, Inc
                      Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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                        #26
                        LA Daily News story on one of our clients...

                        LA Daily News story on Mario


                        http://www.dailynews.com/life/articl...2/28/lif01.asp


                        Eric Harness, CSCS
                        Founder/President
                        Neuro Ex, Inc
                        Adaptive Performance and Neuro Recovery

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