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About Us

NextStep New Zealand is an affordable, state-of-the-art, community-based paralysis recovery and fitness center. By offering standardized activity-based therapy programs and interventions, based on research; our center provides the best chance for recovery, independence, and health.


Who We Serve

Individuals living with paralysis including:

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  • Spinal cord injury (SCI)

  • Stroke

  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  • Cerebral palsy (CP)

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • And other neurological conditions


What We Offer:

GUIDED ACTIVITY-BASED THERAPY

Guided Activity-Based Therapy consists of 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 training with our certified activity-based therapists. Our trainers will work with you to promote functional recovery and improved health.

 

 

NEUROMUSCULAR ELECTRICAL STIMULATION (“NMES”)

Neuromuscular electrical stimulation, an activity-based therapy, provides high frequency, wide pulse width, task specific stimulation to generate a motor output while increasing the central state of excitability in the spinal cord. Neuromuscular electrical stimulation is provided via the Restorative Therapies Incorporated Sage unit with Xcite software and use of lead wires to 12 different muscle groups based on the targeted item from the Neuromuscular Recovery Scale. Tasks are performed with and without stimulation to transfer the improved neuromuscular capacity into the home and community environment.


Functional Electrical Stimulation (“FES”)

FES applies small electrical pulses to paralyzed muscles to restore or improve their function. FES is used to stimulate peripheral nerves, the "lower motor neurons" that connect the spinal cord to your muscles.  FES can be utilized for muscle re-education, functional substitution, spasticity management or general health and wellness benefits.

NextStep’s FES RTI-300 bike is specially designed ergonomic bicycles which a person can use from their wheelchair, using electrical stimulation through electrodes to cycle with and without motor support. This bike can be used for leg cycling. The benefits of FES cycling are numerous—from aerobic conditioning to increased circulation, spasticity management and muscle flexibility. 


CUTTING-EDGE EQUIPMENT AND FACILITY

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Our facilitY offers cutting-edge and accessible rehabilitation and fitness equipment.

We also pride ourselves in creating a fun, supportive, progressive, and motivational environment with uplifting music throughout the facility. We also have changing rooms, showers, and lockers for our clients.


EQUIPMENT

  • Gait Training and Standing

    • Body-weight supported treadmill

    • Lite Gait

    • Standing Frames

  • Functional Electrical Stimulation

    • RTI 300 FES Arm and Leg Bike

  • Vibration Training

    • PowerPlate Pro7 Vibration Plate

  • Cardiovascular Exercise and Strength Training

    • NuStep

    • Grinder

    • Motomed

    • Total Gym

    And much more!

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