New CORE Facility Helps Those Living With Paralysis

Screen Shot 2014-01-03 at 1.21.33 PMWinter Park Health Foundation Trustee Matthew Davies, and wife Melodie Patton, recently held a grand opening at their new business, the Center of Recovery & Exercise (CORE), a unique facility designed to help those living with paralysis.

Located in the IOA Plaza at 1905 W. S.R. 434 in Longwood, CORE provides training on specialized equipment giving clients—who have a range of neurological disorders—the chance to maximize their mobility, health and independence. Clients are out of their wheelchairs and exercise their whole bodies during the sessions.

Davies, who was inspired to open the facility after he found himself a quadriplegic following a 2005 car accident, said “after five years of various forms of therapy and conditioning, I realized my recovery could be accelerated and broadened by exposure to a committed training staff resourced with the latest successful techniques and equipment.”

In addition to CORE, Davies also has established the CORE Foundation which is primarily focused on providing scholarships to help cover the cost of therapy for those who can’t afford it.

Congratulations and good luck to Matt and Melodie!

For more information about CORE, you can visit its website at