Over 6 million people in the U.S. suffer from paralysis. Most of those individuals do not have access to affordable rehab and fitness resources they need to live long, healthy and happy lives. NextStep offers state-of-the-art equipment, world class certified trainers, and cutting-edge therapies in our centers to provide the best chance for recovery, health, and independence.
1.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from spinal cord injuries (SCI). Insurance coverage for those individuals averages just 36 days in rehab, leading to $220,000-$775,000 in average first year expenses incurred by an SCI patient.
Our goal is to open NextStep paralysis recovery centers across the country to ensure an improved quality-of-life and a continuum of care for this underserved population. Activity-based therapy consists of 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 guided exercise with certified trainers. These trainers work with the client to promote functional recovery and improved health. By offering standardized activity-based therapy programs and interventions, based on research; our centers provides the best chance for recovery, independence, and health.
Since 2008, NextStep has been a resource to people and families globally, launched a nationwide movement, and inspired millions.
Opened paralysis training centers in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Orlando, Kansas City, Raleigh, Phoenix, and Las Vegas.
Raised over $4,000,000 in support of people suffering from paralysis.
Improved the quality of life, recovery, and overall health of over 2,000 individuals.
Support 200+ individuals and their families on a monthly basis.
Nearly all funds raised go directly to supporting the standardized activity-based therapy programs and interventions required to give NextStep members the best chance at paralysis recovery.
$900 helps provide one individual unlimited access to the fitness facility for a year.
$6,500 helps support one year of activity based therapy with 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 certified trainer guidance for an individual/wounded service member.
$7,500 purchases a new NuStep Recumbent Cross Trainer
$10,000 purchases a much-needed second Galileo Vibration Therapy device.
$10,000 sponsors the annual cost for continued education and online and hands on training for the NextStep staff.
$40,000 purchases the NeuroMuscular Electrical Stimulation Unit and Xcite Program, which is the latest and greatest in paralysis rehab.
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