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At Stay In Step, we continually focus on finding innovative and new ways to expand our services to better aid you on their path to recovery. We believe that by constantly training and educating our staff on the newest methodologies and treatments related to spinal cord injuries, we can not only provide the best service in the activity-based exercise field but also serve as the catalyst for regaining some of the bodies normal function that was lost post-injury.

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The key to delaying and reversing many of the physiological effects of spinal cord injury and the associated immobility is a custom-designed exercise program that incorporates elements that are repetitive, active, resistive, passive and proprioceptive for an extended period of time.


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The Stay in Step SCI Recovery Center (SIS) is a non-profit Veteran founded rehabilitation facility that provides activity-based exercise programs for patients with Spinal Cord Injuries (SCI) and other neurological disorders. SIS is a unique long-term rehabilitation center that also provides a supportive family environment. The caring staff of SIS has worked tirelessly to create a motivating environment that utilizes advanced therapeutic techniques, modern equipment and “out of the box” thinking to challenge those suffering from a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and/or paralysis to increase their functionality as well as the quality of life.

Our State of the Art Rehabilitation Center

Our 4500 sq. ft. recovery center is the only center of it’s kind in the Greater Tampa area. We feature state of the art equipment like the RT 600 and the RT 300 from Restorative Therapies. We also have a kids room and a family room where the families can come and relax while their loved ones are working out. We treat veteran and civilian clients as well as their families, that deal with spinal cord and neurological disorders through a combination of physical therapy, close-knit support groups, and mental strength-training.
We are centrally located in the North Tampa area and conveniently located from many local attractions.

  • 3 minutes away from the Busch Gardens amusement park
  • 5 minutes from the James A. Haley VA Hospital and University South of Florida (USF)
  • 20 minutes from downtown Tampa
  • 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport.

Our Unique Rehabilitation Program

Our rehabilitation program is modeled after the Activity Based Exercise and Therapy principles (ABE&T), which utilizes the bodies natural movement and body weight as stimulus. Our clients work out and exercise one-on-one with one of our highly trained staff. Our trainers goals are to help our clients take a step forward towards recovery.
Contrary to traditional therapy, our exercise programs offer long term solutions for rehabilitation.

Some of the benefits of our program include:

  • Hope of recovery
  • External stimulation of the nervous system promoting nerve reorganization
  • Weight bearing which improves circulation and blood flow
  • Increased muscular contraction and control
  • Load bearing exercises are performed from day one
  • Quality of life is increased as independence and function improves

Clients of the SIS Recovery Program have experienced results in:

  • Increased central nervous system activity
  • Increased muscle mass
  • Increased circulation
  • Increased sensation in some clients
  • Increased hot and cold in some clients
  • Increased control of life
  • Decreased pressure sores
  • Decreased use of medications
  • Decreased health problems associated with a spinal cord injury
  • Hope

Not only do we have top-of-the-line equipment, we also have a licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant and highly trained and educated Trainers that are passionate about working out with people that have spinal cord injuries. Our ingenious staff is very creative in adapting basic equipment in unique ways to keep the workouts exciting and functional.

We are a place where patients, caregivers, and family members can hang out and be a place to be part of a community. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Stay in Step Family, please go to Become a Client and fill out the package and follow the instructions.

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