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NextSteps Online is now enrolling!

Classes are starting October 30, 2014. The NextSteps program is based on the principles of self-management. The self-management approach to health recognizes that YOU play the most important role in your recovery.

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Mike's Story


What was your trauma?
The cause of my trauma was from a motor vehicle accident June 11, 2009. I was extricated and airlifted to University of MD Shock Trauma. My individual trauma extended from a right ankle fracture, to a fractured pelvis—breaking every bone in my right leg. In addition to several other minor breaks, I also suffered a head trauma. I was unconscious for several more

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