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ABI Rehabilitation

Specialist Rehabilitation

09 831 0070 Auckland , Wellington
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About ABI Rehabilitation

INTENSIVE, RESIDENTIAL & COMMUNITY
ABI Rehabilitation is New Zealands premier organisation for the interdisciplinary rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury.

Intensive Inpatient

  • Emerging Consciousness
  • Neurobehavioural Rehab
  • Medical / Nursing
  • Community Re-Integration

Community

  • Concussion Service
  • Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Returning to Work / School
  • Training for Independence
  • Psychological Services

SPASTICITY CLINIC - Multi-disciplinary spasticity clinic in Auckland and Wellington with emphasis on use of ultrasound guided Botulinum Toxin injection. Assessment for the suitability, and the ongoing monitoring of, Intrathecal Baclofen Pump.

REHABILITATION MEDICINE SPECIALISTS

Dr Richard Seemann is a graduate of Otago Medical School and has worked for ABI Rehabilitation since 2000. He holds qualifications in internal medicine and rehabilitation medicine. He consults on many aspects of rehabilitation, with particular interests in long term outcomes after severe traumatic brain injury and the management of concussion. He is also skilled in the use of Botulinum Toxin for spasticity management, using ultrasound guidance. Dr Seemann is based at the ABI Auckland facilities in Ranui and Grafton.

Dr Robin Sekerak is a US trained, board certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) physician (or Physiatrist) and Brain Injury Medicine (BIM). She also trained in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (HPM) with a focus on symptom management, as well as the person and family. She helped establish a comprehensive stroke service for Waikato DHB, providing rehabilitation input to the neurosurgical, trauma, vascular, ortho and paediatric services. She provides teaches and practices holistic rehabilitation services through ABI for clients with the most severe traumatic brain injury to concussion, and spasticity management for the Wellington region. She is a military war veteran having served as a Naval Flight surgeon for the US Marine Corps and for the NASA Space Shuttle Program.

Dr Tanya Harris received her medical diploma from Philadelphias Temple University School of Medicine in 2002. Drawn to neurorehabilitation, she earned subspecialty board certifications in Brain Injury Medicine and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. She has served as the TBI/Polytrauma Director for Bay Pines Veterans Hospital where she helped bolster function and quality of life among combat veterans. She enjoys teaching at local medical schools and volunteering as a medical board examiner in her free time, and has recently joined the Brain Injury Specialist team at ABI, Auckland.

Soyoung (Sue) Kim FAFRM is a newly quali ed Rehabilitation specialist. She has worked as a registrar training in the eld for the last 8 years and now has substantial experience in community care of TBI and concussion.

ABI Rehabilitation is actively committed to promoting training and growth in Rehabilitation Medicine in NZ. We are the only facility in Australasia to hold CARF (Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accreditation.

Services

Southern Cross Affiliated Provider for
Rehabilitation medicine

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Contact ABI Rehabilitation

09 831 0071
180 Metcalfe Rd
Ranui
Auckland

PO Box 70 039,
Ranui
Auckland 0655

04 237 0829
Manor Park Private Hospital
14 Manor Park Rd
Lower Hutt

180 Metcalfe Rd Auckland 0612 New Zealand