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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. In 94% of our cases we have increased mobility and independence through functional gains. This significantly adds to the quality of life of our clients and of their families. Read about how we do this here.

Children’s Spina Bifida and Cerebral Palsy – The TheraSuit Method®

The TheraSuit Method® has been able to help a child learn or create a movement in as little as three weeks. This is a huge improvement over therapies which often take up to a year to accomplish the same goal. Read about how we do this here.

Multiple Sclerosis Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) Program

The FES program for Multiple Sclerosis helps to reduce muscle atrophy, increases circulation, maintains or increases joint range of motion, reduces spasticity and other benefits. FSWC programs are designed to increase quality of life for people with MS. Read more about our FES program here.

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.