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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.


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Step One - Tall sitting

The trunk is part of the main control system of the body. Being able to attain and maintain appropriate trunk position while seated is the first step to recovery.

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Step Two - Side leaning

Lateral stability and being able to reach to the sides with appropriate trunk posture is key for balance and is the 2nd step to recovery.

Step Three - Sit free

Achieving the ability to sit-up, trunk extend, rotate, and freely maneuver the trunk while sitting is the 3rd step on the road to recovery.

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Step Four - Split kneel

Once trunk control is achieved while seated, split kneeling to improve hip mobility, control, and strength is the next step.

Step Five - Tall kneel

After unlocking the hips and improving unilateral control through split kneeling, the next step is attaining appropriate trunk and hip control in a tall kneeling position.

Step Six - Kneel free

After achieving hip control while tall kneeling, being able to balance the trunk while maneuvering the hips through range of motion and maintain trunk posture while manipulating weight is next.

Step Seven - Stand

Once full hip and trunk control is achieved while kneeling, attaining trunk, hip, and leg independence while standing is part of the final steps to recovery.

Step Eight - Split stand

Balancing in a tandem, or split stance position, is the 2nd to final step in recovering from paralysis.

Step Nine - Single leg stand

The ability to stand and balance on one leg is the final skill needed in order to begin walking again after paralysis.

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 dozens of paralysis survivors that I've helped regain independence and improved quality of life.

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