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    The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery - A change is coming for the SCI community!

    Introducing The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery - A change is coming for the spinal cord injury community!
    GRAND OPENING, SATURDAY 29TH MARCH 2014
    76 MAHONEYS ROAD, THOMASTOWN, VICTORIA

    OUR VISION
    Our vision is to provide internationally recognised recovery programs to all individuals with spinal injuries to obtain a greater quality of life and independence.
    OUR MISSION STATEMENT
    Our mission is to serve as an industry leader in pro- viding an evidence-based recovery model for individuals with spinal cord injuries. The ability to recover from spinal cord injuries is vastly greater than is currently recognised. By utilising the latest research and recovery options, in conjunction with contributing to the scientific literature, The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery will provide the best option for clients to obtain greater function and quality of life, whilst providing well needed support for the family and carers.
    ABOUT US
    The Next Step Spinal Cord Injury Recovery 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.
    This community recognised the lack of support and knowledge that follows the injury, and banded together to raise funds with the objective of establishing a world class spinal cord injury recovery facility offering proven methods and exercise therapy to support both the physical and psychological aspect of affected individuals and their families.
    We have recently made a giant step forward and taken possession of a building that will become the home of The Next Step. It will be open for business on the Monday 31st March 2014.
    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 pro- vide spinal cord injury patients the intensity and long term care required for optimal recovery.
    A NEW WAY
    Accumulating scientific research highlights the benefits of therapeutic intervention and support that is individually tailored, appropriately intense and ongoing.
    We intend to work with the current medical sys- tem in order to provide the best possible outcome as quickly as possible. We have learned that every moment spent without this form of support, encouragement and therapy is precious time lost.
    NEED TO KNOW MORE? We?re on Facebook and Twitter or visit our website
    on: www.thenextstepsci.org.au

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    Wow, Rhiannon Tracey is cute!!!. Hopefully everybody reading this realizes that recovery from spinal cord injury is impossible at this point in time unless it's a very incomplete injury. Exercise is a good thing, I've done a lot of it including FES, Standing, Range of motion and I think more or less this is what this program is about, kinda like project walk... Just wanted to make sure everybody understood this. I do not want to see anybody on these forums go flying out to AU from some distant place thinking they are going to walk again when it may not be possible.
    "Life is about how you
    respond to not only the
    challenges you're dealt but
    the challenges you seek...If
    you have no goals, no
    mountains to climb, your
    soul dies".~Liz Fordred

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    Curt Leatherbee, one of our greater differences to other exercise based centres is that we too agree and understand walking is and may not be possible to all living with SCI, therefor we focus not just on the physical aspects of recovery but the mental side as well. To us, any small change is considered "recovery".

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