Walk On

Walk On is an individually designed intensive activity based rehabilitation program to assist a person with a spinal cord injury to improve and maximise their functional ability and lead a more independent life. The program involves intense, dynamic, weight-bearing exercises all performed out of the wheelchair one-on-one with a qualified Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist.  Walk On is a community based rehabilitation program available to people following their discharge from hospital.  Walk On clients regularly report significant functional improvements from their involvement in the program which has led to a positive impact upon their quality of life. 

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National Walk On Social Return On Investment (SROI) Report - during 2013 SCIA engaged Social Ventures Australia (SVA) Consulting to undertake a SROI Evaluative Analysis of its Walk On program across its four Australian sites (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth).   SROI is a form of cost-benefit analysis that focuses on identifying the people and groups affected by a program, what outcomes are important to them and valuing such outcomes.  The Report concludes that approximately $5 of social and economic value is created for every $1 invested in the Walk On program. 

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Walk On is an individually designed intensive activity based rehabilitation program to assist a person with a spinal cord injury to improve and maximise their functional ability and lead a more independent life. The program involves intense, dynamic, weight-bearing exercises all performed out of the wheelchair one-on-one with a qualified Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist.  Walk On is a community based program available to people following their discharge from hospital.  Walk On clients regularly report significant functional improvements from their involvement in the program which has led to a positive impact upon their quality of life. 

 

Each client’s individually tailored rehabilitation program is aimed at developing skills necessary to achieve specific functional goals and comprises of two hour sessions up to three times per week at a Walk On facility. Sessions involve strengthening of the core/trunk, upper and lower limbs, whole body coordination, partial or full weight-bearing activities, balance, stability and postural control exercises and gait training. Walk On has a range of specialised equipment to provide our clients with the best opportunity to improve their functional abilities and body weight supported treadmill training and Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) cycling and walking are also included in the Walk On program.

 

The Walk On program is extremely beneficial as a person with a spinal cord injury simply cannot exercise their entire body without significant personalised assistance. The exercise sessions are always one-on-one with a Walk On therapist, however some exercises require hands-on assistance from more than one person and Walk On offers the flexibility to have extra therapists or students assist with exercises as required.

 

 

 

 

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