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 Beneath the expanded wings of 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.

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News and Events

ABI Newsletter

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Research Opportunity

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new pages

There are a few new pages on our website for you to check out. One of these is our Newsletters and Reports Page where you can read copies of our newsletter Matapaki and copies of our Annual Report and Scope of Services.


Brain Day

Brain Day, a fun community day of neuroscience, was held on the weekend at the University of Auckland.  The 2018 theme was ‘The Amazing Brain: Communication, Care, and Community’.

Dr. Richard Seemann, ABI Rehabilitation’s Medical Director, participated in the mid-day science panel on ‘Traumatic brain injury: research pathways to the future’.  Dr. Seemann, and three other scientists/ specialists, spoke about some of the latest research regarding prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and recovery of traumatic brain injury and concussion.  The session was very well-attended and the panelists took many questions from the audience. 

ABI Rehabilitation also had a stand in the Community Expo section of Brain Day, along with many of the other organisations that are working toward neurological advances in Auckland.   It was a great opportunity to meet each other as well as members of the public.  Together we can raise awareness on the progress and benefits of brain research.

Information on Brain Day and neuroscience at the University of Auckland can be found here.

See you next year!

Research opportunity

Please see below for a research study about stroke being offered at AUT University; contact Lisa if you are interested! MINDFULNESS TRAINING FOR PEOPLE AFTER STROKE: A FEASBILITY STUDY  AUT University is conducting a study looking at whether mindfulness training is helpful in reducing anxiety and depression for people who have experienced a stroke. Who can participate? Participants need to be 17 years or older, and have experienced a stroke at least six months٭ but less than ten years ago. Who should I contact? If you have any questions about the study or are interested in participating, we would love to hear from you.   Please contact Lisa on 921 9999 extension 7421, 021 208 2115 or email lisa.fraser@aut.ac.nz

Video from ACC