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Creating an environment for neurorehabilitation, improved quality of life, and independence.

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Spinal Cord Injuries

First Steps Wellness Centre (FSWC) is a specialized rehabilitation facility that was established in 2010 to promote functional recovery in individuals with a spinal cord injury.

Our methods differ from traditional rehabilitation as we focus on promoting functional gains below the level of injury through intensive, activity-based recovery methods.

 

Paralympic racing athlete

Measuring Success

FSWC has helped 12% of our clients to walk again after a spinal cord injury, and we take pride in a 94% increase in mobility and independence through functional gains.

 

Children's program client doing therapy

Children's Program

Our Children’s Program provides a specific, intensive activity based program to work with the child as a whole in order to improve motor planning, body awareness, independence and quality of life.

This program is designed to help developmentally delayed children make gains in just four weeks that could take up to a year to achieve with conventional therapy or without therapy.

 

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Associated Disorders

FSWC exists to fill a gap in community-based health services for neurological disorders and we will do our best to accommodate all conditions within that category.

Activity-based therapy methods have proven to be effective with several different conditions, and we are always willing to work with new clients.

 

Para Athlete racing a wheelchair

Para Sport

FSWC is a Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan GymFit Facility. 

Canadian Sport Center logoWe are a recognized facility to train elite athletes, including elite para athletes. FSWC has vast experience working with people who have neurological disabilities, so the transition to offer a program to high performance para athletes has been very successful.

 

About First Steps Wellness Centre

RECOGNIZE POTENTIAL … NOT LIMITS.

FSWC logoFSWC is a non-profit organization with charitable status. Established in 2010, we provide innovative activity-based therapy to people with spinal cord injuries. We have also applied our methods to associated disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida, Multiple Sclerosis, stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

FSWC programs are custom-designed for our clients using the latest research, equipment, and activity-based therapy methods. Our goal is to help improve the motor function of people who have suffered neurological trauma or who have neurological conditions. Ultimately this will help to improve their independence and overall quality of life.

 

Want to learn more about one of our specialized programs? Please contact us at 306.522.3792 or info@fswcregina.ca to book a tour of our facility.