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    #31
    For Eric Texley

    Eric is this your email: etexley@yahoo.com ?

    If so please check it .
    Thank You.
    Bye

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    Vlady G
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      #32
      Here is a web site of Cas Taylor that has alot of pictures on it of PW and the exercises that they do there. http://groups.msn.com/caswelltaylor/pictures
      "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion." — Abraham Lincoln

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        #33
        How incomplete is ...

        incomplete enough to benefit from PW?

        I can move all ten toes and my right foot slightly. This occurred about a year after injury. I also got back some finger extension, functional use of chest muscles and non-functional use of some lower back muscles by the one year mark. I don't think, however, I'm in any way incomplete enough to make very many gains from rehab like they have at PW. Only some Asia C's but all Asia D's are the ones to benefit, IMO.

        ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
        ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

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          #34
          Jeff, if many think I'm incomplete enough to benefit from it then from what you've described you can possibly as well.

          Don't talk yourself out of it. You owe it to yourself to really check it out.

          Onward and Upward!

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            #35
            Foster, I checked out the link you provided and was able to pull a few photos of pool therapy, standing frame, manual wheelchair, etc.

            But please explain what I'm missing or not seeing?

            You mentioned exercises from PW?

            Is there an additional link? [img]/forum/images/smilies/confused.gif[/img]

            Thanks.

            Onward and Upward!

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              #36
              Chris

              Click on "pictures of Cas", then use the drop down box at the top left corner of the page to go to other pages.

              Maceyka
              Maceyka

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                #37
                Maceyka, thanks.

                Fai, pages 5,6 are the most helpful.

                Onward and Upward!

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                  #38
                  Chris - Thank you for the encouragement. I've spent years trying to use my muscles better. I practice moving my toes everyday. If I had been moving my toes 24 hrs after injury that probably would have indicated a lot more incompleteness. A CT Scan revealed a large lesion on my cord and the docs were very surprised by the residual movement I did finally end up with.

                  My money is on a regenerative and remylenative therapy. Excluding insurance I've only got one shot. And I've got to make it count. For all us Asia B's and those of us who squeak into Asia C, I think buying equipment for home use is a much better investment.

                  YMMV.

                  ~See you at the SCIWire-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~
                  ~See you at the CareCure-used-to-be-paralyzed Reunion ~

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                    #39
                    Chris there are like 70 pictures on there the pictures of pw are at the end on pages 5 and 6.
                    "When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion." — Abraham Lincoln

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by Jan:

                      what are the credentials of the "therapists" working at Project Walk? What is their experience working with SCI patients?
                      This is from the PW website....

                      The one thing you notice about our staff is that nobody has an occupational background. Nobody is a physical therapist and nobody has a medical degree. Why? Because all we do is exercise; we are performance specialists.
                      .

                      Basically, its a VERY expensive gym! That's my opinion of it. Just because I don't agree 100% with their program, doesn't mean that I don't think some people may benefit from them. I wish all those that are going the best.

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                        #41
                        Credentials

                        Some of our credentials

                        Eric Harness: Bachelor of Science Kinesiology, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (this is a post-graduate certification)

                        Tom Mitev: Bachelor of Science Kinesiology

                        Susan Sale: Master's Degree Exercise Science

                        Heather Graham: Bachelor of Science Nutrition

                        Ted Dardzinski: Exercise Physiologist


                        Ted and I (Eric) have been working with SCI's for approximately 3 years.

                        Please do not comment on what we do or what our program is about until you come in and see for yourself.

                        Eric Harness,CSCS
                        Project Walk


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

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                          #42
                          Snowman, I believe you guys focus on walking. I m curious though if anybody has been able to regain hand or finger function through any of the therapies that you do?

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                            #43
                            Hand/Finger function

                            Although our program does focus on walking, we also focus on the body as a whole. In order for someone to walk unassisted they must have control of the trunk musculature. This includes the abdominal, low back, and upper torso muscles. Through the exercises we use to regain these muscles many of our clients have had some hand and finger mobility and strength return. A few of them have one hand which is almost fully functional and the other is 40-50%. We also try to work with some of our clients' hands that are extremely contracted if that is one of their goals. It is up to the client to establish the goals of his or her program, if they wish to spend some time working on their hands we will do that.

                            Eric Harness,CSCS
                            Project Walk


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

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                              #44
                              Eric, A few questions.

                              What type of assessment does your staff do for a new / potential candidate for qualification or inclusion in your program? (sensation testing?, motor testing? strength testing?, Is there a series of tests you guys do?) How "incomplete" does someone have to be?

                              How many therapists work with each client? Do you all have specialities?

                              I've read about the amazing success stories, congratulations. But how many patients have not gotten recovery? Or are you seeing various degrees of recovery? How many have actually re-learned to walk? And with how much assistance?

                              How many have quit?

                              Do you also provide nutritional advice?

                              A couple of different kinds of questions. Please don't be alarmed, I'm just trying to learn more.

                              What do you guys do if someone (patient) passes out?

                              Has a medical issue?

                              Has an "accident" (bowel/bladder)?

                              Hurts themselves? (twists an ankle)


                              Thanks.

                              Onward and Upward!

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                                #45
                                Sorry, but when someone uses the name, "Snowman" to sell something, the first thing I think of is Snowjob.

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