Adapt  
Beyond what you thought was possible.

AN INTEGRATIVE RECOVERY EXPERIENCE

Adapt is a world-renowned not-for-profit integrative recovery center focused on deploying hands-on rehabilitation therapies and emerging technologies to optimize the rehabilitation potential for anyone that has suffers from a neurological injury or disease.

 

Adapt's rehabilitation practice revolves around three core pillars: physical health, emotional wellness and community development. Our primary objective when working with any client is to improve the quality of life for anyone impacted by chronic neurological conditions. 

Our team of multi-disciplinary Recovery Consultants have expertise across an extensive variety of neurological conditions including; Spinal Cord Injury, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Transverse Myelitis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Spina Bifida and more. 

GET TO KNOW US

You can conquer your condition.

Hear from some of our members about their experience at Adapt. 

 
A wheelchair user with a spinal cord injury doing an adaptive workout while smiling.

OUR PILLARS OF CARE

A strong foundation for progress.

Adapt's multi-disciplinary approach is tailored to each of our members' individual ability level and recovery goals.

 

Our consultants create a specialized programs incorporating Mental and Physical Wellness, as well as Community Development, to help facilitate recovery.

Our portfolio of services form a strong foundation for progress and are guided by these pillars of care. Check out some of our service offerings below to see if Adapt is right for you. 

PHYSICAL

HEALTH

  • Functional Movement Therapy

  • Activity Based Therapy

  • Strength & Conditioning

  • Stretch & Release 

  • Virtual Reality Therapy

  • EMS & FES Therapy

  • Group Training

  • Therapeutic Massage

  • Adaptive Yoga & Dance Classes

Our bodies enable us to carry out tasks and functions on behalf of our mind.

EMOTIONAL WELLNESS

The mind is our most precious resource. 

  • Individual & Group Counselling 

  • Family & Marriage Therapy

  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

  • Grief & Trauma Counselling

  • Art & Play Therapy

  • Emotional Wellness Support Groups

  • Reiki & Energy Work

  • Muse Guided Meditation

  • Ground Therapy Room

COMMUNITY

DEVELOPMENT

Social interaction and community are the most important drivers for longevity in life.

  • Peer Support Mentors

  • Peer Support Groups

  • Educational Seminars

  • Service Expos

  • Adapt Member Scholarships

  • Fundraising Support & Events

  • Adaptive Sport Partnerships

  • Concierge Services

OUR PROGRAMS

Adapt, wherever you are.

A man with a spinal cord injury enters the Adapt building entrance using his wheelchair.

Local Program

 Our local program is designed for those who live in and around the San Diego area. With a focus on continual care and maintenance; our comprehensive service protocols are custom-tailored to your diagnosis.  

A woman with multiple sclerosis is being pushed in her wheelchair by an Adapt trainer after exiting an adaptive car.

Visiting Program

Not local to San Diego? We have carefully curated a suite of services for our visiting members to make your transition between programs seamless. This helps to ensure we're with you every step of the way.

An Adapt trainer is leading a virtual adaptive workout. There is a large TV screen showing wheelchair users who are participating.

Virtual Program

Recovery is a lifelong journey, that's why we have developed a comprehensive virtual program to support you in-between visits or for the long term, where ever you are in the world.

MEET THE TEAM

The team at Adapt collectively brings over 40,000 hours of hands-on experience servicing paralysis and neurodegenerative conditions. 

Our world-class recovery consultants come from diverse backgrounds and share a common goal: to bring their combined knowledge and expertise to deliver a new integrated service experience focused on individual goals for health, wellness & recovery. 

A group photo with 12 men and women who work at Adapt, standing and smiling. One person is a wheelchair user.

OUR COMMUNITY

Adapt is a place of hope, support and inspiration for all those in need. Our goal is to transform the life experience by those who need it most. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, Adapt is fueled by the support of the community it serves. 

Many of our members are at the forefront of this community, dedicating their time to ensuring that each new member feels welcomed and supported during their recovery journey. Through peer support, group training, special events and activities, education and awareness; our members, volunteers and ambassadors have created an inclusive and welcoming community within our center.  

A young woman lifts a weight overhead during an adaptive workout.

Erica Davis made history in 2010 as the first female paraplegic to summit Mount Kilimanjaro from her wheelchair!

Erica Davis

Ambassador

A man with a spinal cord injury in a kneeling position smiles.

Derek Berry

Ambassador

A man with a spinal cord injury wearing adaptive mountain bike gear showing a 'shaka' hand sign and wearing an Adapt shirt.

Jeremy McGhee

Ambassador

In 2012, Jeremy became the first paraplegic to climb and descend Bloody Couloir, a major backcountry ski route in the Eastern Sierras, all with only the use of his arms. Through his journey of pitfalls, triumphs, and obsession, Jeremy inspires others to take the reins and live the adventure themselves! Follow the many adventures of Jeremy on his YouTube channel: The UNPavement with Jeremy McGhee.

A lady with a spinal cord injury is vigorously using a standing frame arm glider while smiling for the camera.

Jenn McCallson

Ambassador

With over 20 years of lived experience with a spinal cord injury, Jenn McCallson knows a few things about how to get by. Along with being a foundation member of Adapt since our very beginning, this positions Jenn as an insightful and approachable peer mentor to our new members. 

Jenn often shares her experiences as a featured writer on our blog as well as the house of our member meet-ups and other community events. 

Read along as Jenn joins our Neurological Recovery Specialists for regular blog posts.

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Since its beginning, Adapt has supported over 100 unique members annually from over 20 different countries.

The Adapt Scholarship Fund is solely dedicated to the financial support of our members and has distributed over $250,000 in rehabilitation services to those in need. 

Hear from some of our scholarship recipients about the impact this funding has had on their recovery.

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The Hope Scholarship

Serving the ALS community.

Adapt is proud to partner with Ionis Pharmaceuticals and The ALS Association Greater San Diego Chapter to introduce the Hope Scholarship Fund - a fund that was established to provide rehabilitative and services to individuals whose lives have been impacted by ALS. 

Thanks to the incredible support from Ionis, Hope Scholars are able to access our suite of programs and services at Adapt with the goal of improving overall quality of life for participants. 

An ALS patient high-fives his trainer at Adapt.