Scientific based evidence highlights the importance of activity-based training for the paediatrics population. NextStep NZ's affiliation with the NextStep Network ensures that our Paediatric Program is research based.
Our trainers receive further training in neuro-recovery and are equipped with the knowledge and experience to provide children living with neurological conditions a recovery based program. Our facility has the equipment to work on step retraining and adaptability on the treadmill as well as NMES to provide a well rounded session.
NextStep also has a qualified therapist trained in the use of Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) Therapy, this is a therapeutic technique used to help children with motor delay by improving automatic postural responses and promoting progress towards developmental milestones. The goal of DMI is to provoke a specified active motor response from the child in response to defined dynamic exercises prescribed by the therapist. This comprehensive intervention incorporates current research on neurorehabilitation, technologies, and methodologies. DMI stimulates neuroplasticity to facilitate new neuronal connections and development of motor milestones.
Paediatric sessions are designed to optimise each individual child and their goals and phase of recovery.