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Guide To Paralysis Recovery©

How people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, or any neurological disorder can recover to pre-injury independence.

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Brandon Childs

Since 2015 I've worked in the paralysis community at Nextstep Fitness, providing activity based therapy to help people regain lost functions and improve their quality of life.

I created this guide to give people living with paralysis or any neurological disorder access to knowledge and training for recovery without expensive therapy, fancy equipment, or schedule restrictions.

Most physical therapy facilities provide limited treatments due to insurance restrictions. Most independent paralysis recovery centers charge over $100 per hour of therapy. Outside these locations, there are no accessible platforms for people to continue their recovery if their insurance stops covering PT or they don't have reliable transportation/finances for a recovery center.

This program will provide recovery focused therapy that the paralysis community can access anywhere in order to help regain pre-injury independence. 

A Few Results...

I’ve helped dozens of people living with paralysis regain independence and improve their quality of life.


Gabby, SCI

"There are two kinds of therapy places. One teaches people how to live with their injury; you help people recover from it. Thanks to you I could stand and transfer to the car myself!"

FSH Dystrophy

"I've been to a lot of different therapy places and none of them are as creative as you. This is the best I've been able to stand & walk in a long time."


Kwong, TBI/Stroke

"I wish I started therapy with you when I first got injured, I probably would be walking a lot better and sooner."


challenges of paralysis recovery


If insurance stops paying for physical therapy, most people can't afford the cost of independent recovery centers.



Most people can't afford or don't have access to high tech therapy equipment.



Most people have schedule limitations and don't have access to reliable transportation to travel to locations for therapy.


Regain your independence with access to step by step recovery focused knowledge and therapy to regain lost functions and improve your quality of life.


What you will learn


How to avoid injuries and further complications by recognizing common safety hazards and potential risks.

training outline

How to properly design and progress through a paralysis recovery workout.

Body map

The primary muscles for optimized function and the specific order to focus on.

Exercise Principles

How to choose and administer exercises specific to individual presentations to promote recovery.


When and how to properly relieve muscle tension.


How to perform exercises that will promote recovery for all injury levels and presentations.


General nutrition guidance to support a weakened immune system and improve health.


Organizations, articles, and other helpful information about living with paralysis.


Different tools that can be used to assist in paralysis recovery from home.

Ability guide

How to determine the best positions for recovery exercises and the exact steps needed to regain independence.

Paralysis recovery is a long road with many obstacles, twists, and turns. No paths are the same and everyone's injury will present differently. This guide will help you determine where you are in your recovery process and the next steps needed in order to return to pre-injury independence.

join the countless paralysis survivors that I've helped regain independence and improved quality of life.

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