Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life.
Tip – toe if you must, but make sure you take The Next Step!

About us

A new way forward

The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Programs are unique to the Spinal Cord Injury community and offer a new evidence-based recovery model which utilises the latest international scientific research and recovery options.

Typically, an injured person’s first interaction with medical care is through the hospital system whose primary focus in on stabilising and securing their safety. This system alone is unable to provide people with SCI the intensity and long term care required for optimal recovery.

Aptly named, The Next Step offers people with SCI the expertise, therapy and long term physical and psychological support that enables them to achieve the best possible outcomes, as quickly as possible. We have learned that every moment without this support is precious time and potential lost.

The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery & wellness Centre is a not-for-profit association that has been established by a community of people affected by Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) both personally and indirectly.

Due to the lack of support and knowledge that follows this injury, these people banded together to raise funds to establish a world class spinal cord injury recovery facility offering proven modalities and exercise therapy to support both the physical and psychological aspect of affected individuals and their families.

Principally, an injured individual’s first interaction with medical care is through the Hospital system, which is focused first and foremost on stabilizing and securing the safety of the injured individual.  It is often difficult for the current system to alone provide spinal cord injury patients the intensity and long term care required for optimal recovery.

Accumulating scientific research highlights the benefits of therapeutic intervention and support that is individually tailored, appropriately intense and ongoing.  This method of care has been demonstrated to facilitate and offer a more rapid recovery.

It is our intention to work in conjunction with the current medical system as a valuable ally in the battle to provide the possible outcome in the shortest possible time for all those in need.  International experience and interaction with clients has taught us that every moment spent without this ‘value adding’ form of support, encouragement and therapy is precious time lost.

Take your next step towards recovery – Phone (03) 9077 9917 for an appointment today.

mal

“I am a T6 complete paraplegic after a motorcycle accident in August 2010. I commenced The 12 week Fast Start Program in April 2014, incorporating Exercise Physiology, Massage, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Motivational Sessions. I would definitely recommend anyone with a Spinal Cord Injury to get involved with this program. I personally have had great improvements with balance, flexibility and inner core strength, have reduced my medications and am starting to take control of the pain with the help of Acupuncture and Myotherapy”. Mal Scott (Pictured above)

Services

Services include:
Exercise Physiology (AEP)
Dietetics
Acupuncture
Myotherapy
Remedial massage
Active Counselling (Motivational Coaching)

Recognised funding providers:
(Funding approval varies with each individual)
TAC
Private Health
Department of Veteran Affairs
Medicare

Programs

THE ABILITY TO RECOVER FROM SPINAL CORD INJURIES IS VASTLY GREATER THAN IS CURRENTLY RECOGNISED. The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery Centre; Trains the whole person – mind and body Draws on the latest research Offers a new way towards recovery Is delivered in a purpose built, world class facility. How it works Our […]

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News

Join Our Team of Recovery Specialists

Do you want to join our dynamic team? Find out if you fit the criteria that we are looking for below: The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery is a not-for-profit organisation with a dedicated team of holistic health professionals and recovery specialists to optimise treatment outcomes for people with spinal cord injuries and neurological […]

Supporters

We are very fortunate to have the support of some fantastic community organisations, businesses and individuals. Without their support we would not be able to offer the services we do in quite the same way…

Events

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ARE YOU THE WHEEL DEAL? – A BOOTCAMP FOR CHARITY

  A Spinal Cord Injury can happen to anyone, but could you imagine if it happened to you? The Next Step SCI Recovery Centre focuses on life after injury and we work our athletes just as hard as an INJURED athlete. We focus on “WHOLE BODY” exercise to strengthen and condition our clients and now […]

Clients

Watch a video message from just some of our amazing clients about how their lives have changed since their first session at The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery.

Blog

Goodbye 2015, HELLO 2016!!

After a much needed rest for the entire TNS team, we are back and ready to make 2016 the best year for spinal cord injury recovery yet! January is the time to set new goals, create new dreams, and map out new projects, so to help you kick start your 2016 The Next Step SCI […]

Testimonials

“Since starting at The Next Step, Aaron has changed as a person – not only becoming physically stronger but mentally embracing the challenges of improving his mobility and mental positiveness. His work at Next Step is translating into so much goodness in all facets of his life, the strength to independently transfer in and out of his wheelchair and […]

Aaron Jardim, Spina Bifida (11 years old)

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Contact

The Next Step
Spinal Cord Injury Recovery
A0056088Z
ABN: 91 228 796 581

76 Mahoneys Road, Thomastown VIC 3074



Telephone:
03 9077 9917
1300 031 976