The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre: Your Trusted Clinic for Evidence Based Spinal Cord Injury Services in Epping, Melbourne

Typically, when someone sustains an injury, their initial encounter with the realm of medical care unfolds within the hospital system.

This system’s primary mission is to swiftly stabilise and ensure the safety of the athlete, which is undoubtedly crucial. However, the scope of the hospital system, while effective in its immediate objectives, often falls short when it comes to delivering the intensive and specialized therapy required for athletes grappling with the aftermath of Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and other neurological disorders.

In the continuum of care, especially for those with SCI and related neurological conditions, the journey to recovery extends far beyond the initial stages of stabilisation. It encompasses a comprehensive spectrum of expertise, therapy, and enduring physical and psychological support. This extended care is essential for not only achieving but also sustaining a meaningful and independent lifestyle.


A Path to Independence and Well-Being

This is precisely where The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre assumes a pivotal role. With a commitment to enhancing the quality of life and promoting independence for athletes with SCI and neurological disorders, The Next Step serves as a beacon of hope and healing. Its multidisciplinary approach integrates a diverse range of therapies and supportive interventions, providing athletes with the resources they need to embark on a journey towards recovery and well-being.

At The Next Step, the emphasis goes beyond immediate recovery. It’s about empowering athletes to secure the most favourable long-term outcomes. Through a combination of evidence-based recovery models, the latest therapeutic options, and a deep understanding of the physical and psychological aspects of SCI and neurological conditions, The Next Step offers a lifeline to those seeking not just survival but a thriving life beyond their injury. This comprehensive support system, guided by expertise and fuelled by compassion, empowers athletes to navigate the challenges of their condition and forge a path toward a brighter and more independent future.


Holistic Personalised Approach

Our programs are rooted in the principles of neuroplasticity and neural activation. Through a comprehensive and personalised approach that addresses the ‘whole’ person, we empower athletes to fully utilise their available resources, ultimately achieving their highest functional potential, increasing independence, and enhancing the recovery process.

This process of rewiring the body and mind relies on quality and clear instruction, along with repetition and consistency. It is necessarily ‘intense’, requiring significant dedication and commitment.

At the core of our approach is a team of highly skilled professionals who individually tailor each athlete’s program, delivering education, support, and guidance through appropriate exercise regimes, therapeutic interventions, and personalised instruction.


Our Dedicated Team

Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists are esteemed allied health professionals who have earned four-year equivalent university degrees, specializing in the prescription of exercises and lifestyle therapies. They excel in managing chronic diseases, injuries, and disabilities.



We collaborate closely with a range of renowned funding providers, including TAC, NDIS, Private Health Insurance, and the Department of Veteran Affairs. Our affable team is always ready and willing to assist with funding requests and applications.

Should you desire more information about our services, pricing, or programs, kindly contact us here and we will promptly respond to your enquiries.


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At The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, our mission is to provide tailored programs and services for athletes recovering from spinal cord injuries and neurological conditions. Our Athlete Scholarship Program secures generous funding for athletes without financial support.