“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.”
Typically, an injured person’s first interaction with medical care is through the hospital system, whose primary focus is to stabilise and secure the safety of the individual. This system alone is unable to provide those with SCI and other neurological disorders the intensive therapy they require for a long-term quality of life and an independent lifestyle. The Next Step offers those with SCI and other neurological conditions the expertise, therapy and long term physical and psychological support that enables them to achieve the best possible recovery outcomes.
Our programs are derived from the principles of neuroplasticity and neural activation and by training the ‘whole’ person, enables each client to engage all the resources they have at their disposal to achieve their optimal functional potential, attain greater independence and enhance recovery. This ‘rewiring of the body and mind’ relies on quality and clear instruction, along with repetition and consistency. It is necessarily ‘intense’, requiring significant dedication and commitment. Our highly skilled team individually tailor each client’s program, providing education, support and training through appropriate exercise, therapy and instruction.
Our Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEP) are allied health professionals that hold a four-year equivalent university degree and specialise in exercise prescription and lifestyle therapies for the prevention and management of chronic disease, injury and disability.
We work closely with a number of recognised funding providers including TAC, NDIS, Private Health Insurance, Department of Veteran Affairs, Medicare & icare and we are more than happy and capable of assisting you with your funding requests.
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The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Centre thrives itself on providing a positive, motivational and comfortable atmosphere.
Being a home away from home, our facility is bright, open and welcoming to both our clients as well as their families and support networks.We provide use of our specialised equipment to our clients during our training sessions and to ensure the best outcomes for our clients, our team is constantly researching and keeping up to date with new options and technologically advanced equipment available for spinal cord injury recovery.
Scroll through & click on the images below to find out more information about some of the equipment we use in the centre!