Redefining Transitions: Building Resiliency is a mental health and wellness program, which provides a bridge to psychological and emotional support around loss of mobility via professional counseling services in partnership with Pathfinders Aspen. https://www.pathfindersforyou.org/

Bionics provides access to healing therapies and advanced technologies to help individuals with neurological challenges regain mobility and walk again.

Pathfinders Aspen is a local non-profit that offers professional counseling to those who have suffered a life-changing event.

We recognize that after someone sustains a life-altering neurological diagnosis or injury, psychosocial and emotional support around loss of mobility becomes important in helping transition to a new way of living. Through this collaboration, we will address healing the whole person through loving, kindness, and expert guidance.

Why create a program that benefits the community?

A letter from Amanda Boxtel

On February 27th, 1992 I shattered four vertebrae while downhill skiing. An electric current ricocheted through my legs, and I lost all movement and sensation below my pelvis. I was paralyzed. Two weeks later, as I lay in a hospital bed, a young doctor strode into my room and spoke words that resonated in every cell of my body: “Amanda, you’ll never walk again.”

After more than two decades of paralysis and a journey across continents, my pursuit has been one of spirit-mind-body transformation. In seeking the best quality of life, I have learned firsthand how important it is for the neuromuscular system to stay active.

We are made for mobility. The longer a person sits, the greater the risk for joint contractures, muscle atrophy, osteoporosis and pressure sores. Over time, limited mobility can be socially isolating too. My experiences have convinced me that having the opportunity to regain mobility and walk should be seen as a human right. Prepare your body today. Technology is augmenting human potential like never before. Every person deserves access to innovative technology to enjoy a better quality of life. Sharing expands possibilities.

On October 19, 2015 we officially launched Able Bionics USA, a local program for Aspen/Snowmass and Roaring Fork Valley residents, designed to help individuals who have mobility impairments to regain motility with the assistance of the Galileo [link website https://stimdesigns.com] neuromuscular training systems (tilt table and smart dumbbell) and a bionic exoskeleton suit (EksoTM, manufactured by Ekso Bionics https://eksobionics.com).

The goal of our program is to provide access to this cutting edge technology, which is typically cost prohibitive, to enhance neuro-recovery and quality of life for individuals who have neurological disorders or mobility impairments. The program enables such individuals to exercise in an inclusive health club environment that promotes wellbeing. We are building community. One of the most fulfilling aspects of this entire initiative is to see that locals from the Roaring Fork Valley participate for next-to-nothing. Our program is fully funded through community support and donations to Bridging Bionics Foundation.

Join us in celebrating the power of human ingenuity to uplift the human spirit and help our locals regain mobility. Walk with us.

Amanda Boxtel
Founder & Executive Director
Bridging Bionics Foundation

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