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"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 provide community based therapy and rehab services for children and adults, with branches in the greater Auckland and Wellington areas and assessments undertaken nationwide. 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

Concussion, Post-Concussion Syndrome and CTE

There has been a lot of news recently about the role of concussion in a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), originally identified in American sportspeople.This has been fuelled in part by the release of the movie, ‘Concussion’, starring Will Smith.

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Speech and Language Week - What connection means to ABI

ABI Wellington has moved to new premises

After months of hard work, ABI Wellington has moved to its brand new premises on Hospital Drive in Porirua in June. Thanks to everyone involved!

We had a blessing on the day of the opening, but due to the current circumstances, the official opening will take place at a later stage.

Research Opportunity

Click here for a new research opportunity.

Dr Tanya Harris talks to TBI peer mentoring group at AUT

Click here to watch the lecture that Dr Tanya’s (ABI’s Medical Director) has given at Auckland University of Technology.

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