About Us

Bringing Hope & Healing to Families

Our Story

STEPS was born out of the love and dedication of a mother with a child just like yours. In her search for newer techniques and therapies for her son Abdullah, Fawzia discovered innovative methods that when combined with intensive therapy, changed her son’s life. These life-changing methods however were only available overseas and Fawzia, realizing that not all people have access to international rehabilitation, knew then that she had to bring these techniques to Bahrain.

In 2007, she opened STEPS. The Center initially focused on Intensive Rehabilitation but has since evolved to offer a full suite of therapeutic offerings. These include Early Intervention, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatric Occupational Therapy, Intensive Physical and Occupational Therapy, Clinical Psychology, Academic Assessments, Speech & Language Therapy, Reading Intervention, and creative therapies such as Art and Music Therapy. Today, STEPS provide a complete wellness solution that is dedicated to the holistic healing of you and your family.

This is our journey, and we look forward to being a part of your beautiful journey.

What Our Center Looks Like

Our Team

Ms. Fawzeya Abdulkhaleq

Managing Director

Gesina Petronella Botha

Consultant Occupational Therapist

Ambrosio Tosie

Senior Physical Therapist

Vishnu Vijayan

Prosthetist & Orthotist

Ann Jemimah Peter

Speech & Language Therapist

Rachel Pereira

Chief Physical Therapist

Vishnu Vijayan

Prosthetist & Orthotist

Ann Jemimah Peter
Rachel Pereira

Chief Physical Therapist

Samia Sayed

Pediatric Physiotherapist

Fatema Ali Al Saeed

Pediatric Physical Therapist

Maryam Al Mahmood

Prosthetist & Orthotist

Jennifer Ellem

Consultant Special Needs Educator


We have been supported by Steps Rehabilitation for almost three years now. The clinic is important to us, as we spend at least 2 hours a week there. The staff are professional and up to date with research and techniques- evidence base is important to me as a healthcare professional. They have a vested interest in all the children who they support, and I can't speak more highly of their physiotherapy department
Dr Julie Sprakel
After a noticeable growth delay that prevented my daughter from standing and walking, at the Steps Center, she attended physical therapy sessions, along with occupational therapy, which has allowed my daughter to take her first steps toward walking in her third year.
Ms. Sala
The center of all its medical staff is distinguished with a smile, cooperation and high professionalism. My daughter and me loved you all
Ms. Marwa

How it Works

Taking The Steps Together

Assessment & Diagnosis

We are an NHRA approved center that provides full psychological and diagnostic educational assessments and complete physiotherapy, speech & Language, reading acquisition and occupational therapy evaluations.

Personalized Plans

With a team of psychological, educational, physical and psychosocial therapy experts all under one roof, we create multi therapeutic plans that are personalized and designed to get results.


Our team work closely together with parents, caregivers, pediatricians and schools to monitor progress and provide the support they need to achieve the best results in the shortest period of time.


Happy Clients

About us

STEPS towards a brighter tomorrow

Congratulations on taking the first step! We are Bahrain’s leading pediatric wellness center, and we are passionate about providing children and their families with the care and support they need to manage a wide range of emotional, physical, learning and behavioral challenges. STEPS is an NHRA licensed center of excellence offering a team of experts under one roof. From Clinical and Academic Assessments, Reading Intervention, Speech, Music and Art Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Prostheses and Orthoses, we offer expert multi-therapeutic programs in a safe, confidential and supportive environment because we believe that every child deserves the chance to reach their full potential.

Stephanie Long

Welcome Message

A warm welcome to STEPS. We know that raising a child is one of the most challenging jobs out there. That’s why we are here to provide the care and support families need to help children reach their full potential. Our experienced team of clinical, educational and therapeutic specialists create complete multi therapy programs to manage a wide range of emotional, physical, learning and behavioral challenges all under one roof. At STEPS, we have helped thousands of families help children live their best life, and we look forward to helping you take the first step to a brighter tomorrow -just call, email or message us on our social media channels to book a friendly and confidential consultation.