NeuroMoves program to assist people with spinal injuries in Canberra

Released 06/02/2017

Spinal Cord Injuries Australia’s NeuroMoves program will soon be up and running in the ACT thanks to funding from the ACT Government promised during the 2016 election.

Minister for Health Meegan Fitzharris said the ACT Government had delivered $300,000 to fund the ACT’s NeuroMoves program, which would offer a full suite of innovative exercises to assist people with conditions such as spinal cord injury, acquired brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease and cerebral palsy.

“This program, which is currently being offered across five other capital cities nationwide, aims to help people access quality, individualised and supported rehabilitation and exercise programs that are crucially needed for those with a neurological condition or other physical disability.

“The program incorporates a range of specific exercise programs designed for varying levels of need, ranging from general fitness and health to wellbeing programs offered in a group setting in an accessible gym facility.”

The ACT NeuroMoves program will be established and operate at the John James HealthCare Campus and will start operating later this year when the facility is up and running.

“ACT Labor made this $300,000 commitment in the lead-up to the election last year to offer people with spinal injuries a purpose-built gym to help them recover.

“The ACT Government is focused on implementing our election commitments, and I’m proud we are able to deliver this important program within the first 100 days of forming Government.

“It’s all part of Labor’s ten year health plan, which will see us continue to build a world-class health system that focuses on prevention and meets demand from our growing community,” said Minister Fitzharris.

For more information on the ACT NeuroMoves program visit: https://scia.org.au/exercise-neuromoves

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