A Person-Centred Approach to Treatment TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONAL CARE COVID-19 New visiting guidelines from 05/06/20. Check under "News & Events" below. "The Team is Always There for Them" "NON-JUDGEMENTAL BUT WILLING TO HAVE THE TOUGH DISCUSSIONS" Ongoing Learning Opportunities THROUGH THE WEEKLY WHĀNAU INFORMATION GROUP ABI is Accepting Referrals For Community, Inpatient and Residential during COVID-19 CARF Certified Since 2012 QUALITY AND EVIDENCE-BASED
ABI (Acquired Brain Injury) Rehabilitation provides specialist residential and community based rehabilitation.


This page is for clients and families/ whānau it covers topics about head injury, acquired brain injury, concussion, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and stroke. Read More

ABI Rehab Programmes

This section of our website is for Funders and Health Professionals and covers how to make referrals as well as our rehabilitation programmes and contracts. Read More


ABI Rehabilitation New Zealand is committed to being part of growing the field of neuro-rehabilitation in New Zealand through scientific health research.  Read More

ABI Community Services

We now provide services to adults and children with ABI Community Services Ltd, a community based service formed in 2017 from ABI Rehabilitation and PRS Ltd. Read More

Hello and Welcome

ABI Rehabilitation is the leading provider of intensive rehabilitation in New Zealand with specialist centres in Auckland and Wellington. ABI provides comprehensive services for people with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and stroke. Founded in 1996, ABI Rehabilitation was the first rehabilitation service in Australasia with CARF accreditation. In addition, it is the only ACC-contracted provider of intensive TBI rehabilitation in the North Island and Nelson/ Marlborough areas.

The ABI Experience

ABI employs about 300 staff with specialist training in rehabilitation and a single-minded focus on achieving outcomes. We believe people in New Zealand have the right to services as good as anything in the world. We invest in training and research to maintain an international standard of care. As an organisation, ABI is driven to lead, develop and benchmark rehabilitation services in New Zealand. Clients at ABI will experience what we believe is a unique team approach to their rehabilitation journey. Medical specialists, therapy, nursing and assistant teams are all committed to working towards the goals that are set by the client and family. ABI firmly believes that clients and their families-whānau are a vital part of the team. 

Nau mai haere mai ki ABI Rehabilitation Ko tō mātou whainga ki a mahi i ngā mahi mauri ora mō ngā tangata me ngā whānau e noho ana i raro o ngā parirau o ABI Rehabilitation.

Welcome to ABI Rehabilitation. Our aim is to provide a holistic and nurturing approach that encompasses all aspects of well-being for the benefit of our clients and their families beneath the expanded wings of ABI Rehabilitation.

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News and Events

ABI Wellington - new site update

Building started in 2019 in our new location at 6 Hospital Drive, Kenepuru, Porirua – located opposite Kenepuru Hospital. The unit is 24 bedrooms with a large internal courtyard space, as well as external buildings for therapy and staff use.


The construction of the new site in Wellington is continuing as an approved essential construction project  during the pandemic. However, construction has been at a slower rate pushing back our completion date by at least one month.


Most of the bedrooms are nearing completion. The communal living areas are also looking closer to completion. Office spaces are taking shape and the car park is in the process of being sealed.

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Mike Cavit, our project manager, has been working closely with the architect and site manager to ensure progress continues and equipment needed for the building is sourced, and any concerns are resolved quickly and effectively.  ABI thanks Mike for his tireless work on our building. We would also like to thank Armstrong Downes and its contractors who have been working during the pandemic.  They have been doing a fantastic job under difficult circumstances.


We are now working on the fit-out of the new facility with window blinds, furniture and other needs to make sure the transition across is as smooth as possible with minimal delays. At present, we are on-track to move to the new facility in June. This timeframe may change dependent on New Zealand’s pandemic status.

Expert Dr Tanya Harris on brain injury (Interview on Radio New Zealand)

Click here to listen to Dr Tanya’s (ABI’s Medical Director) interview on Radio New Zealand talking about brain injuries and the expertise provided at ABI Rehab.

Video from ACC