About Us

NextStep Phoenix is Arizona’s premier paralysis recovery center focused on neurological rehabilitation and fitness.

Who We Serve

Individuals living with paralysis including:

  • 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:

Assisted Walking

Allows individuals living with paralysis to repetitively practice standing and stepping using body weight support. In a therapy session, the participant is suspended in a harness over a treadmill while specially trained therapists move his or her legs and body to simulate walking. As the person gains function, improvements in sitting, standing, reaching, grasping or walking occur.

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. 

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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.



Our facilities offer cutting-edge and accessible rehabilitation and fitness equipment.

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


  • Gait Training and Standing

    • LiteGait keeper treadmill

    • Rifton Tram Overground Walker

    • Two (2) Standing Frames and Vitaglides

    • Parallel Bars

    • Walkers

  • Functional Electrical Stimulation

    • RTI 300 FES Leg Bike

  • Vibration Training

    • Two (2) Power plate

  • Cardiovascular Exercise

    • Two (2) Spin Bikes

    • One (1) SCI Fit Arm Cycle

  • Strength Training and General Exercise

    • Three (3) low tables, two (2) high tables

    • Two (2) Total Gyms

    • Red cord

    • Weight racks and dumbbells

    • Two (2) Free Motion weight stacks

    • Bosu Balls, bands, gloves, wrist guards

    • Seated calf

    • Combo twist

    • Adductor