NextStep Orlando exists to provide an improved quality of life for people with spinal cord injuries and other neurological disorders through intense exercise-based recovery programs, education, support and encouragement.
Guided exercise consists of 1-on-1 or 2-on-1 training with our certified activity-based therapists. Our trainers will work with you to promote functional recovery and improved health. Locomotor Training allows individuals living with paralysis to repetitively practice standing and stepping using body weight support. In a therapy session, the participant is suspended in a harness over a treadmill while specially trained therapists move his or her legs and body to simulate walking. As the person gains function, improvements in sitting, standing, reaching, grasping or walking occur.
Functional electrical stimulation (FES) applies small electrical pulses to paralyzed muscles to restore or improve their function. (FES) is used to stimulate peripheral nerves, the "lower motor neurons" that connect the spinal cord to your muscles. FES can be utilized for muscle re-education, functional substitution, spasticity management or general health and wellness benefits. NextStep’s FES bikes are specially designed ergonomic bicycles which a person can use from their wheelchair, using electrical stimulation through electrodes to cycle with and without motor support. These bikes can be used for either arm cycling or leg cycling. The benefits of FES cycling are numerous—from aerobic conditioning to increased circulation, spasticity management and muscle flexibility. For clients who are actively participating in our recovery program, the FES bike is offered as a complimentary service.
Come out and join us for a spectacular day of golf on Saturday May 20th at Dubsdread Golf Course in Orlando, Florida. $100 golfer registration fee includes Continental breakfast & Hot BBQ lunch, goodie bag, and a T-shirt. A fun filled day of golf packed with vendors, food/drink, and a chance to have a winnng raffle ticket. Compete for "Longest Drive" "Closest to the Hole" "Putting contest", and "Exploding Golf Ball Challenge". Great prizes for the winner!