Programs & FAQs
The local program is our most successful program due to the substantial amount of time our trainers are able to spend with clients. This program is for individuals that live in the area, or are willing to relocate, and are able to make it to regularly scheduled workouts on a weekly basis. Another benefit of the local program is that our trainers can regularly monitor and assess each client to make necessary adjustments to the program.
The home program is designed for individuals that do not live in the area. The goal of this program is to design a workout that is specific to the client’s needs and teach the client how to effectively execute the exercises at home. Clients will be sent home with an understanding of what we do and why we do it, as well as specific resources (exercise book and DVD) to aid in the transition from Project Walk-Kansas City. This program requires a minimum stay of one week and is extremely intense.
Here are a few local lodging options. If you wish to hear about other options that Project Walk – Kansas City clients have used, please contact Project Walk – Kansas City at 913.451.1500.
Who can participate in Project Walk-Kansas City NeuroRecovery Programs?
At the current time, the SCI Recovery program is open to all individuals with spinal cord injuries, complete or incomplete. The individuals must be able to breath on their own and must have overall good standing health. The Stroke Recovery program has limited availability. We strongly encourage you to contact us for more information.
How does Project Walk-Kansas City differ from other rehabilitation facilities?
By no means is Project Walk-Kansas City a substitute for inpatient rehabilitation. We are not a medical facility and we don’t provide the services an individual needs once they have sustained a spinal cord injury. Our program is an intense exercise-based program within a gym setting. Our main focus is to regain strength, function, and sensation below the level of injury. We aim to improve your independence and quality of life, while working towards your specific, long-term recovery goals. Our clients’ goals become our goals, and everything is done completely out of the chair.
What do I need to do prior to my first session?
Prior to your first session, all prospective clients must first submit a completed Client Application and must obtain a doctor’s note clearing them to, “Participate in Project Walk Kansas City’s activity-based recovery program.” If the prospective client’s injury/stroke is greater than six months, then a bone density scan is required. This is to ensure that your skeletal structure is capable of sustaining the stresses of our program, and for overall client safety.
What should I bring to each of my workout sessions?
Each client that requires the assistance of a caregiver on a daily basis is required to have them present at all times during each workout session. Clients should wear loose-fitting clothes appropriate for physical activity. We also recommend that each client bring a water bottle, a towel, and a change of clothes.
What is the cost per session and is it covered by insurance?
Each session costs $100 per hour. Depending on injury level, some clients come for 2-3 hours per day, 2-3 times per week. Unfortunately, at this time insurance typically does not reimburse for our services, but we do encourage clients to try to submit to insurance. Project Walk-Kansas City provides multiple fundraising opportunities. Please, call for more information.
What results can I expect?
Remember, no two clients are alike. All clients have some degree of success. Some individuals see changes in their body, or abilities within a few sessions, while others it may take longer. Outcomes will vary for each individual as many factors impact recovery, such as personal attitude, overall health, nutrition level, commitment to program, etc.