Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis or "ALS"
 

What is Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis?

ALS is a disease affecting motor neurons of the brain spinal cord, which causes progressive weakness and atrophy of muscles. A-myo-trophic comes from the Greek language. "A" means no. "Myo" refers to muscle, and "Trophic" means nourishment – "No muscle nourishment."

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

Different to traditional approaches, we use cutting edge scientific techniques to rebuild brain pathways and reorganize a patient’s nervous system. This allows for improvement from a client coming through our doors in a wheelchair to the client regaining motor functions previously believed lost as their time with us continues.


Clients love training at TPS.

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“TPS has been far greater than what I even expected, which was initially even a high expectation. The relationships and the networking that I have been able to build and maintain here with the trainers and clients has allowed me to find a home away from home.”

– Anthony Chavez

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris
Cerebral Palsy or "CP"
 

What is Cerebral Palsy?

Cerebral palsy is a disorder of movement, muscle tone or posture that is caused by damage that occurs to the immature, developing brain.

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

Although many people affected by cerebral palsy are able to walk, our goal at TPS is to improve on those abilities through gait training activities, strength training, and resistance exercises. Our highly trained Specialists focus on retraining our clients body to do things it cannot currently do in order to live more independently.


Meet Quinn Klingerman.

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“I truly enjoy coming to therapy at TPS, because it keeps me in good health to do the things that I love like my art. Additionally, the people here are some of my greatest friends. I’m able to have meaningful conversations with people who are willing to talk to me. This is my home away from home.”

— Quinn Klingerman

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris
Multiple Sclerosis or "MS"
 

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Multiple Sclerosis is a degenerative disease that affects the central nervous system. MS damages nerve impulses traveling to and from the spinal cord and brain which triggers a multitude of problems.

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

As each individual with MS may have different difficulties, we use a customized treatment program to help decrease long term fatigue and increase motor and cognitive function. We use a scientific system we have developed to reorganize the nervous system and rebuild the brain’s pathways to get more tangible outcomes than traditional therapy.


Meet Daniel Landeros.

Daniel suffered a brain injury on December 23, 2006, while working security at a nightclub in L.A. Daniel was shot in the head, the elbow and the leg by an upset club attendee. Since starting at The Perfect Step in 2015, Daniel has increased function in his legs including getting back better coordination and control. His right arm function has improved, which has allowed him to transfer out of his chair easier.

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“Since being at TPS I have gained confidence back in myself. It doesn’t bother me anymore what people say, think, or judge me for, I am happy with who I am.”

– Anthony Chavez

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris
Parkinson’s Disease or "PD"
 

What is Parkinson’s Disease?

Parkinson's Disease is a disease that slowly damages the central nervous system and causes many problems including frustrating tremors.

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

Our goal is to help clients struggling with Parkinson’s Disease to increase or maintain balance, mobility, and basic movements to daily living. Our results have shown that through participation in an intense exercise program, clients can not only have better quality of life, but they also might be able to reduce and/or regain control of their tremors.


Meet Suzanne Frantz.

“My wife, Suzanne, has been dealing with Parkinson’s for about ten years. One of the highlights recently for us was after only 3 months of attending The Perfect Step Suzanne’s neurologist very clearly stated she had made notable improvement on her physical skills tests - which hasn’t been the case for the last ten years. We are now working on her balance abilities and are looking forward to her getting back on the bike machine soon.”



— Michael Frantz, Suzanne’s Husband

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris
Spinal Cord Injury or "SCI"
 

What is Spinal Cord Injury?

Spinal Cord Injury is an injury to the spinal cord resulting in a change in normal motor, sensory, or autonomic function.

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

At The Perfect Step our approach is based on stimulating and reactivating the client’s nervous system for the purpose of re-organizing the brain’s pathways. Our goal is to guide each client though the phases of recovery - starting with reactivating the nervous system, introducing load bearing exercise, and practicing independent movements under the care of a Recovery Specialist.


Meet Dave Bridgewater.

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“Since starting in the TPS program I have gotten much stronger in my legs, quads, triceps, and core strength. It has given me the ability to transfer myself on my own. I feel as if I am on my way to better independence, better health and well-being, and I am achieving my goals. My short-term goal is to keep working hard on my table work and the reactivation of my nervous system. In the long term I would like to get up and walk away from my chair.”

— Dave Bridgewater

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris
Spina Bifida
 

What is Spina Bifida?

Spina Bifida is a birth anomaly that occurs when the spine and spinal cord don't form properly. This causes physical and intellectual disabilities that range from mild to severe.

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

The Perfect Step aims to serve the role of trainer and therapist during the lifelong recovery process of somebody suffering from Spina Bifida. When a client comes to the gym we get them out of their wheelchair. Our goal is to get our client’s body functioning and out of the wheelchair to live an independent life. We do this through intense exercise and specialized equipment that promote stretching of muscles, agility, movement, and overall strengthening of the body.


Clients love training at TPS.

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“Without TPS I wouldn’t be able to get the extensive workouts that I do. The knowledge and skill set that the staff has, and the specialized equipment allows me to get treatment that I would not be able to find elsewhere.”

— Steve Campbell

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris
Stroke
 

What is a Stroke?

Simply put, a Stroke is damage to the brain tissue due to a disruption in the blood supply to the brain.

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

Our primary focus is to enable stroke clients to regain as much function as possible; whether it's optimizing balance and equilibrium or focusing on affected areas of the body. Our Certified Paralysis Recovery Specialists assess what functions have been compromised and utilize this information to develop an individual plan for the client.


Meet Frank Mortelliti.

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"After his stroke Frank did PT and OT at a clinic nearby us but after 6 months our insurance said his time was up there even though Frank still needed more help. After searching around, we found The Perfect Step. It helped Franks psyche when he started there, he’s a social guy, he looks forward to his physical therapy now. He enjoys working with the trainers. Now he’s up out of the wheelchair and he uses his cane to get around.”

— Dolores Mortelliti (Frank’s Wife)

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris
Traumatic Brain Injury or "TBI"
 

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A brain injury is caused by external physical force that results in an impairment of cognitive abilities or physical functioning. Common causes are falls, car-crashes, and sports incidents.

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

At The Perfect Step we believe that through rebuilding brain pathways and reorganizing your nervous system, it is possible for a client to regain lost cognitive and emotional abilities. We have specialists with thousands of hours of experience in finding individual solutions to brain injuries ready to help clients through a program catered to their specific needs.


Meet Daniel Landeros.

Daniel suffered a brain injury on December 23, 2006, while working security at a nightclub in L.A. Daniel was shot in the head, the elbow and the leg by an upset club attendee. Since starting at The Perfect Step in 2015, Daniel has increased function in his legs including getting back better coordination and control. His right arm function has improved, which has allowed him to transfer out of his chair easier.

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“Since being at TPS I have gained confidence back in myself. It doesn’t bother me anymore what people say, think, or judge me for, I am happy with who I am.”

– Daniel Landeros

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris
Transverse Myelitis or "TM"
 

What is Transverse Myelitis?

Transverse Myelitis is a rare inflammatory disease causing injury to the spinal cord with varying degrees of weakness, sensory alterations, and autonomic dysfunction.

How can The Perfect Step help make life better?

To make life with Transverse Myelitis more manageable we utilize intense exercise, load bearing activities, and modalities that promote range of motion and muscle. We also attempt retrain the brain on how to connect to certain parts of the body. Through our process the body reduces the pain of movement, regains muscle mass which creates for better skin integrity, and increased blood flow allows for a chance of better bowel and bladder function.


Meet Jared Avalos.

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“After my son was diagnosed with TM we went to a clinic where the exercises weren’t challenging and there was very little equipment, in fact we had to bring our own weights with us. When I walked in to the Perfect Step and I saw all the machines, I knew that this is where I wanted my son to be. Today my son can move his legs a lot more and he experiences more sensation in them but best of all he is proud of himself.”

— Nora Avalos (Jared’s Mom)

 

We can help you live your healthiest life.

Beau Morris