MEET TRAINER ANTHONY
I recently became a part of the DRIVEN family through chance. I have been working in the field of neurorecovery for four years. I was working at a facility called NextStep in Los Angeles, California from the 2015 to 2019. Throughout 2018 I had been looking into different options of working in neurorecovery throughout Las Vegas. I quickly learned what many residents of the Valley already know: there aren’t many options, if any. I continued to check in with different hospitals and survey the landscape of options for relocation for my family and me.
Once I heard that NextStep was collaborating with DRIVEN to bring Las Vegas a state of the art NeuroRecovery Center I felt like the time was right to return to the Valley. I had lived in Las Vegas from 2011 to 2015 while I attended UNLV. I received my Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology in 2015. During my time in Vegas I also met my wonderful wife, Priscilla, who has helped me bring our two beautiful daughters into the world. Besides spending quality time with my girls, I enjoy playing basketball and soccer in my free time.
I have come to really enjoy working with the populations we work with here. Paralysis recovery is an ever-evolving field but through research and activity-based training, strides have been made to benefit folks living with paralysis. Through research and findings that have been proven to be inaccurate, it was often thought that a greater chance of recovery was possible just within the first 6 months to 2 years post-injury. However, there are people across the globe who are benefiting and continuing to recover many years after sustaining their injury.
I am excited to be a part of NextStep and DRIVEN’s collaboration. Along with the support from Conquer Paralysis Now and Reeve Foundation’s NeuroRecovery Network, we have access to an abundance of evidence-based research and information from top professionals in the field of neurological recovery.
The determination and persistence that I have already seen from the folks coming to DRIVEN daily is contagious. We are always supporting one another to maximize recovery and continually pushing ourselves past barriers. Once you come through the doors, experience a session, and feel the camaraderie in the building it is highly doubtful that you will not benefit from Activity-Based Training. So come on by!