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At The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre, we believe that every day is an opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of all athletes.

The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre is unique in that it provides care for a wide range of conditions, including but not limited to Spinal Cord Injury, Stroke, Spina Bifida, Parkinson’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Musculoskeletal and Joint Injury Rehabilitation, Chronic Pain, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Weight Loss and Behavioural Change, and Diabetes.

Our commitment to their well-being goes beyond providing essential care. It extends to creating a supportive and holistic environment where athletes can regain their independence and thrive. We understand that recovery is not just about physical rehabilitation but also about nurturing the mind and soul. Our dedicated team of committee members and volunteers is the driving force behind our mission. They passionately commit their time and efforts to support our organisation through various means, such as fundraising, working bee events, grant writing, and public relations.

If you share our passion for making a difference in the lives of those we serve, we invite you to be part of our journey. Your support enables us to continue evolving and providing exceptional care to our community.

“Giving is not just about making a donation, it’s about making a difference”

– Kathy Calvin

You can help make a difference in the lives of all individuals.


Buy a Brick

Since 2018, we’ve been running our ‘$100 brick’ fundraiser, raising over $17,000 to invest in essential equipment, training, and our newly established Wellness Hub. You can be a part of this initiative too.

If you’d like to purchase a brick and have your name proudly displayed on our wall as a symbol of your commitment to making a difference, please click the button below. Your contribution will not only leave a lasting legacy, but also provide essential support to athletes on their path to recovery and wellness.

Join us in building a brighter future for all athletes.

Buy a brick


Support the Recovery and Wellness Centre

“Mal & I had never been upstairs, and I guess that’s when the mission of the Next Step became very similar to that of Spa electrics. They wanted to give back to a Not-for-profit organisation and we were just so thrilled!” 

– Rhiannon Tracey 

Ever since The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre opened in 2016, the dream of an upstairs Wellness Hub has been a long-term goal. We recognised the need to provide a comprehensive range of services to support our athletes’ recovery, addressing not just their physical health but also their mental and emotional well-being.

To turn this dream into a reality, we needed to expand our centre and open the upstairs area, creating space for massage, dry needling, continence training, and various other healing services. This area was designed to be a peaceful and supportive environment for athletes and their families during their challenging rehab journey.

With the generous donation of an accessible lift by Spa Electrics, the Wellness Hub officially opened its doors in 2019, enabling us to offer holistic healing and support to our athletes and their families.

If you’d like to contribute to our mission and support The Next Step Recovery and Wellness Centre, we welcome your support. Simply click the button below to get involved and make a difference.

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Download our application pack

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.