Project Walk, an Addison Hidden Treasure.
At the corner of Beltway Drive (east/west) and Beltway Drive (north/south) in Addison, Texas, just south and across from the Cantina Laredo restaurant, is a remarkably unassuming row of small offices. In one of those office spaces is where you'll find Project Walk, one location of the world's largest non-profit spinal cord injury (SCI) recovery center.
Traditional rehabilitation for SCI patients is focused on adapting to life in a wheelchair. Project Walk has a different approach. They use intense, exercise-based programs, along with education, support and encouragement. Their efforts lead to improved quality of life for individuals with spinal cord injuries through load-bearing activities leading to potential increases in function, bone density, and muscle mass. These exercises may eventually produce sensation and circulation.
Kendall Hall, the Executive Director of Project Walk Dallas (in Addison), has first hand experience with SCI. After a car accident in Dallas, Kendal spent a few years at the original Project Walk facility in Carlsbad, CA (near San Diego) where she worked on her own recovery. She's still working on it, now back home and in her own facility.
The next time you're at the intersection of Beltway and Beltway, look to the east and you'll see Project Walk at 15046 Beltway Drive, Addison, Texas - where miracles happen. Recovery from SCI, according to research, is a possibility and each client gets help reaching their individualized recovery goals at Project Walk.
Project Walk is one of Addison's hidden treasures!