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The First Step Therapy Centre, which is situated in Newry, Co. Down in Northern Ireland provides potential life-changing treatment for children & adults with a disability through its acclaimed First Step Therapy Programme. Since 2008, the Centre has treated many patients with a broad range of conditions from all over Ireland, the UK and from mainland Europe.

Offering specialist, private physiotherapy services in their modern and well-equipped Centre, their Chartered Physiotherapists are delivering customised and effective treatment programmes for all ages of patients, especially children.

The First Step Programme which stands for Functional, Intensive & Repetitive Strength Training with a Sustained Therapeutic Exercise Programme is an original neuro-rehabilitation approach, which can improve the functioning of individuals with various neurological disorders.
Conditions such as: Cerebral Palsy, Autism & ASD, AD/HD, Global Developmental Delay, Sensory Integration Impairment and other conditions which affect a child’s physical, mental, social & emotional well-being are well suited to the therapy approach.
Therapy is delivered using a variety of equipment and techniques such as Suit Therapy, Strength Training, Universal Exercise Unit, Neuro-respiratory Therapy, & Cortical Re-training, etc.

The First Step Therapy Centre also specialises in post-operative rehabilitation for childhood surgery such as Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy (SDR), hip surgery and Achilles tendon release procedures, etc.

Therapy programmes are tailored to the patient’s needs following a detailed assessment of their potential for improvement and recovery. Taking a positive approach to care and with the dedication of the patient and the family, improvements usually can be made.

The Centre has full disabled access and facilities including a kitchen and spacious toilet. Good value short-term rental accommodation is also available locally.

For more see: http://www.first-step-therapy.com

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