SCIA’s Walk On program has been piloted in Brisbane since May 2008. It is an intensive exercise recovery program which offers a path to maximising functional recovery for people with spinal cord injuries. It is directly based upon the Project Walk methodology, which has been offered in the United States since 1999. In Project Walk’s experience, the earlier an intensive recovery strategy is commenced after injury, the greater the opportunity for advancing recovery.
SpinalCure Australia are proud to have assisted Spinal Cord Injuries Australia in the financing of the project.
Governor-General opens SCIA’s Walk On Program
Speech by Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on the occasion of the Official launch of the Spinal Cord Injuries Australia Walk On Program
PhD Scholarship for WalkOn assisted exercise program
The proper investigation of the physical, social and economic impacts of the program on quality of life and participation.
SpinalCure Australia and Spinal Cord Injuries Australia have combined to jointly fund a PhD scholarship to investigate Walk On in Australia, with the initial focus on the program being delivered at The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Health Sciences. The SpinalCure grant amounts to $70,000 over the 2011–2014 period.