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) 9408 4871 for an appointment today.


“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)