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The Recovery Project

The Recovery Project is an industry-leading rehabilitation practice that provides aggressive, focused and effective rehabilitation to people with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neurological disorders and other conditions. We work to produce hope and life-changing results for our clients and their support networks.

Learn more about our story below, and our unique approach here.

Our Story

Our unique approach—combining highly trained and compassionate staff, advanced evidence-based techniques and specialized state-of-the-art equipment—was developed by innovative spinal cord patient and therapist duo Charlie Parkhill and Polly Swingle. After sustaining an incomplete spinal cord injury, Charlie was told by doctors he would never regain meaningful function or walk again, and without the advent of a high-intensity protocol, that prognosis may well have come true.

Though these programs didn’t exist for injuries as extensive as Charlie’s at the time, Polly was determined and prepared to fill that void. She worked with Charlie to design and implement a high-intensity protocol that yielded incredible results—including the eventual ability for Charlie to walk more than 100 feet, unassisted.

Inspired by these results, and driven to share the same hope with others in similar situations, the two founded The Recovery Project in 2003. Today, Polly’s programs continue to produce outstanding results and improved quality of life for the hundreds of people that come through the company’s doors each day.


Our Mission

We, along with the rest of the world, hope for a cure for paralysis in our lifetime. Regardless of whether the cure comes in 5, 10 or 50 years, we believe that individuals with spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological diseases, and muscular skeletal injuries should pursue increased physical functionality and fitness. While researchers seek the remedy, our mission is to improve the lives and functionality of individuals with these injuries by providing an environment in which to rehabilitate, recover and stay fit.

We will devote our expertise, dedication and passion to assist our clients in the pursuit of their goals.