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Department of Physical Therapy:
Physiotherapists work with different age groups of children of determination to improve and develop their abilities, motor skills, balance skills, the range of motion and joint flexibility, in addition to preventing spinal and joint deformities and supporting motor development to enable the child to stand up, walk, and move in different environments. Our role is to make a comprehensive assessment and examination of the child by using the best modern and scientifically proven methods, then we set specific and tailored programs according to the needs of the child and the family to improve motor skills and independence. We also prescribe adaptive equipment such as wheelchairs and walkers for use in the school, home and community.
Connective Education is an educational program created to teach movement skills. This method is an intensive, multidisciplinary approach designed to enable people of determination with movement disorders to become more functional and independent.
Conductive education is based on the principle of neuroplasticity, the process by which the brain creates new pathways for sending messages to the body, rerouting around damaged paths.These pathways are created through active learning (where challenging tasks, such as walking, are broken down into more achievable parts, such as bearing weight and alternately bending the legs). This program allows people of determination to perform daily activities, such as walking, getting dressed, eating and playing, with greater independence.
Hydrotherapy is a powerful rehabilitation tool that can enable children of determination to reach their goals using a different water-based approach in the form of entertaining and meaningful activities that encourage children’s self-confidence and enhance their general physiological condition.
Hydrotherapy uses the principles of hydrodynamics and thermodynamics of water and the properties of buoyancy in order to improve and increase children’s muscular range of motion, increase the capacity and performance of the respiratory and circulatory systems, and improve sensory and internal functions.
Adaptive equipment / assistive devices:
Describing the appropriate tool or device for mobility changes the child’s life and enhances his independence.
This equipment includes: special chairs for sitting at home, wheelchairs, standing devices and tools, walkers and splints, etc.
Hypotherapy has been proven to be one of the most efficient and effective treatments to improve posture control, develop sensory integration and balance, improve motor performance, develop the child’s ability to communicate and express his desires and demands, improve respiratory performance, increase attention for children with sensory disorders.
The main goal of Hypotherapy is to improve joint mobility, develop control in head and trunk control and these goals can be reached with Hypotherapy more quickly than in-clinic treatment.
During a therapy session, the therapist continually monitors the child’s adaptive response and adjusts the horse’s movement to provide an appropriate challenge that will support him in achieving his career and life goals.
Each treatment plan is based on the evaluation of the therapists and the child’s functional goals after referring to the framework of the International Classification of Performance in force by the World Health Organization.
The results of the development and improvement of the child are measured by a marked improvement in his performance in carrying out daily functions and during the practice of usual activities inside and outside the home.
The centre gives the opportunity for parents who are not able to come to the center for remote sessions in order to continue implementing the treatment programs for students who need these sessions to reach the desired goals.