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Locomotor Training

Locomotor Training is an innovative intervention that helps individuals with gait impairments. NextStep Fitness was the first facility on the West Coast to offer Locomotor Training in a community fitness setting. Learn More

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Watch NextStep's story on ABC's Good Morning America and more: Paralyzed Man Dances With Wife for First Time: Caught on Tape
Watch NextStep's story on ABC's Good Morning America and more: ABC's Good Morning America, "A Chance to Walk Again"
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Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.
Patience brings the greatest rewards.
Falling down is not defeat. Defeat is when you refuse to get up.
Sisu = strength of will, determination, perseverance, and acting rationally in the face of adversity.
Go Make “miracles” happen.
“Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willingness is not enough, we must do.” - Johan Wolfgang Von Goethe
To succeed in life you need three things: 1) a wishbone 2) a backbone 3) a funny bone.
Finish what you start. Don’t quit in the middle of a job. And, more importantly, don’t whine.
Go ‘til you can’t do any more. Then give me 20 more!
“Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from indomitable will,” Ghandi.

The NextStep Index

(Based on recent Reeve Foundation survey on the prevalence of paralysis in the US and from facts on the CDRF website.)

Chance someone in the United States is living with paralysis: 1 in 50

Number of people living with paralysis in the United States: 6 M

Population of the combined populations of LA, Philadelphia, Washington DC: 6 M

Number of people in the United States living with Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): 1.275 M

Percentage of SCI individuals who are discharged from hospitals to private homes: 87.9

Average number of days an SCI patients spends in rehabilitation before being discharged home: 36
Estimated lifetime costs for a 25-yr old with SCI: $681,843 to over $3 M

Household income for those who reported being paralyzed is significantly lower than household income
for the country as a whole, as reported by the United States Census.