What is the difference between The Perfect Step and other activity-based programs?
There are many things that separate The Perfect Step from other programs but the most important is that our clients regain function. We are not a “boot camp” for spinal cord injuries and our goal is not to train you like an Olympic athlete. Other programs that focus on how physically exhausted you are during your workout do not understand the goal of activity-based recovery is not fitness. The goal is to regain function below level of injury and as a result, clients increase their health.
What are the benefits of The Perfect Step?
Clients typically see the following benefits from The Perfect Step’s program:
- Increased occupational skills
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased central nervous system activity
- Increased health and well-being
- Increased sensation including hot and cold, pain, and touch
- Increased function below level of injury
- Decreased drug dependence
- Decreased pain
Will I walk again?
Nothing in life is guaranteed, but if you do nothing to promote recovery, you are almost guaranteed a life without it. Taking care of yourself and taking control of your future is what makes life worth living. At The Perfect Step we cannot promise that you will walk again. We do promise the best facility, a positive environment for healing, the best and most highly trained and skilled staff in the world in the ﬁeld of activity—based recovery and a long-term, realistic plan that fits your needs as an individual.
How long will my recovery program take?
There is no set standard on how long it will take to regain function. Every person has their own goals and desired outcomes and works towards their needs. Each person and the damage they have sustained are different; therefore, you cannot compare yourself to others because each person regains function differently.
Remember, that at The Perfect Step we DO NOT heal your injury. We retrain your body to do things it once did. Similar to an able-bodied person, if you stop your recovery program then you will regress. You do not have to attend The Perfect Step for the rest of your life but you will need to continue to exercise and maintain the progress you make.
Which program is right for me?
At The Perfect Step we make the strongest effort to create programs that are specific for the individual. These programs are constantly changing as the individual progresses through their recovery. Please take a moment to review each program we have to offer. From our Facility Training options to our Train Your Trainer we are confident that with our help you will find the program that best suits your needs!
How long should my visit be?
All of our visiting client programs are a minimum of 1 week in length. However, we may recommend you stay much longer depending on your level of injury, budget, and schedule. For our out-of-state clients, an initial 2- 3 week visit is pretty normal and for our international clients, a 4-8 week stay is on average. The initial length of your stay will be determined by you and The Perfect Step location during the application process.
Do I need my own trainer?
If you are unable to attend The Perfect Step on a consistent basis then you will probably need someone to assists you in your recovery program. This person can be a friend or family member that does not have prior experience working in a rehabilitation or exercise setting. He/she would be able to assist you in your Home Recovery Program and would be more effective if having completed the Train Your Trainer Program.
What if I can‘t come to The Perfect Step?
The Perfect Step highly recommends that you visit one of our locations. If you are unable to do this then you can contact us and see how we can help.
How can I bring The Perfect Step to my hometown?
The Perfect Step offers many wonderful franchise opportunities. To learn more, please visit the franchise section of our website.