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Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) is pleased to share its newly created exercise service, NeuroMoves. SCIA now offers a suite of exercise services for people with a neurological condition or other physical disability across Australia in an accessible facility, at a range of price levels. We currently see adults and children with either a spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease or cerebral palsy and in the future we will welcome other neurological conditions.
Our aim is to decrease the barriers that arise for people with a disability to access quality exercise services – from the most basic of exercise to the highly specialised and intensive options. Our gym and fitness program is also accessible to people with amputation or other physical deficit.
SCIA has delivered the Walk On program since 2008. This Activity Based Therapy (ABT) program has expanded across the country and to date has helped more than 400 clients.
SCIA acquired the Burn Rubber Burn program in 2015, a gym and fitness program servicing Sydney for 10 years. We understood there was a need for extending the range of services we offered and extending the service to cater for everyone regardless of injury. We are pleased to now share with you our NeuroMoves programs, available across the country in:
We are also developing new centres in metro and regional areas around the country and are currently speaking with organisations who can potentially provide a venue or partnership to deliver NeuroMoves in the future. These organisations are based in Melbourne (within one of the children’s hospitals, in addition to our current site), Perth (in addition to our current site), Canberra, and Wollongong (metro/regional New South Wales).
We have 11 sites and a staff of nearly 40 across the country including physiotherapists, exercise physiologists and therapy assistants and host over 23,000 hours of student clinical placements per year. There are currently two PhD studies being conducted on the ABT program, looking into the functional, psychological, physiological and qualitative affect the program has on an individual.
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