The Central West's first rehabilitation centre specifically for people with a disability has opened in Dubbo.
Dubbo residents Ryan Medley and Nic Grose have opened Active - On the Move.
It's designed for people of all ages who are living with a disability as a space to not only improve their quality of life through activity-based therapy but also through social inclusion.
Mr Medley, who suffered a spinal injury in 2017, said he wanted a centre that could help people to continue their rehabilitation and training once they had left hospital.
"I wanted to make it just specific for disabled people, not because there's nothing for us, there is, but I wanted to keep it disability specific so that people feel comfortable training at our venue," he said.
"I know a lot of guys who train at gyms and sometimes it's a bit easier to roll in to somewhere that's a bit more specific."
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Mr Medley said there was a need for the rehabilitation centre in Dubbo and he expected it would attract clients from outside the region.
Exercise physiologist Nic Grose said the clients were funded through a number of sources such as NDIS, iCare, DVA or Medicare and they were working closely with local health and disability service providers.
Mr Medley had sessions with Ms Grose when he moved back to Dubbo. From there, the idea grew to start their own centre.
At the opening on Saturday, the business manager said between 150 to 200 people went through the doors.
"Dubbo has always been really good. They've supported us really heavily and they were no different [on Saturday]," Mr Medley said.
The facility has been operating for the past month. There had been strong feedback for Active - On the Move, Mr Medley said.
"I'm not too nervous because I feel like I'm promoting training. I train there so it's easy for me to talk it up because I get a lot out of it," he said.
"I enjoy it and you get heaps of benefits. I can't afford to put 10 kilos on, my mobility would change pretty drastically, so it's pretty important to make sure you train."
Mr Medley said the facility was very unique and non-clinical. He said he was super proud to be able to offer the specialised treatment to the region.
"We are truly proud of our new venture and the space we have created. It has been a real community effort with tradies, family and friends helping out. We certainly look forward to making a difference and meeting new people along the way," he said.