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FIRST STEPS WELLNESS CENTRE specializes in rehabilitation for people with neuro-muscular disorders. We help our clients regain function through the use of leading edge intensive exercise-based rehabilitation programs. We have applied these programs in the following areas.

Spinal Cord Injuries: Can You Walk Again?

This is why First Steps was originally started.  
In 12% of our cases we have helped people to walk again after a spinal cord injury - compared to only 0.5% post-inpatient rehabilitation. In 94% of our cases we have increased mobility and independence through functional gains.
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This significantly adds to the quality of life of our clients and of their families. Read about how we do this here »

Children’s Program

Our training in The Therasuit Method®, MRNI Reflex Integration, Functional Electrical Stimulation and intensive activity-based therapy methods allows us to provide a unique and comprehensive therapy program to help a child make functional movement gains in just four weeks. This is a huge improvement over therapies which often take up to a year to accomplish the same goal.
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Neuromuscular Conditions

FSWC has had the chance to work with people with a variety of neuromuscular conditions and have seen great functional improvements using intensive activity-based therapy methods.
Read more about our Neuromuscular program here »

Stroke Program

This exercise program for people who have had a stroke, consists of intensive and activity based group exercises to help increase function, strength, independence, and quality of life. The circuit style exercises are designed to keep participants active and engaged the entire time. Read more about our Stroke program here »

Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES)

FSWC has two FES bikes at our facility. Some of the benefits of FES cycling include, reduced muscle atrophy, increased circulation, maintained or increased joint range of motion, and reduced spasticity. Please contact us if you' would like more information on using the FES Bikes.

High Performance Training for Para-Athletes

First Steps Wellness Centre is a Canadian Sport Centre Saskatchewan GymFit Facility.  This means we are a recognized facility to train elite athletes, including elite para athletes. Read more about our Para-Athletics program here »