Los Angeles, CA (September 19, 2016) – NextStep (www.nextstepfitness.org), a nationally
recognized non-profit organization that provides the opportunity for life-long health and
recovery for people suffering from paralysis, announces today that it will expand its Los
Angeles based paralysis recovery center to Atlanta, Kansas City, and Orlando.
NextStep is partnering with three existing world-class paralysis recovery centers to provide
cutting-edge rehab and fitness services to individuals suffering from paralysis, including:
spinal cord injury, stroke, traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy,
Parkinson’s disease and other neurological conditions.
These additional training centers will become part of the NextStep brand, and continue to
lead the way in their respective communities to improve the lives of thousands of
individuals that are suffering from paralysis.
NextStep Atlanta and NextStep Kansas City join NextStep Los Angeles on September 12th,
while NextStep Orlando will join the collaborative network on October 1st. NextStep’s 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.
"This expansion represents an important milestone in NextStep’s history,” says NextStep
President and founder Janne Kouri. “We are now positioned to help more people, increase
awareness about an overlooked cause, and establish NextStep as the model for other
centers and communities to follow.”
Paul Pickard, Executive Director of NextStep Atlanta, adds: “Through this collaboration, our
centers will increase the incredible impact we are already making and together, we will
ensure that our centers offer the most cutting-edge, progressive, research based services in