Therapeutic care is an essential part of the rehabilitation process that helps in regaining strength, relearning skills or finding new ways to perform day-to-day activities.
APD’s Therapy division focuses on an integrated therapy approach that is geared to help beneficiaries achieve independent mobility and functional ability to their fullest potential.
APD’s offers therapy services at the institution’s headquarters in Bengaluru as well as extensive rural and urban community therapy Program. It also manages a highly specialized programme for people with Spinal Cord Injury.
Apart from therapeutic services, APD also offers several related training Program, aiming to disseminate its expertise and skill across the community.
At the APD centre in Bengaluru, experienced therapists conduct detailed assessments and prescribe home based or centre based therapy needs, assistive devices or surgical referrals. APD’s counsellors actively engage parents and caregivers in the therapy process. Periodical reassessment is conducted to determine further therapy, educational or livelihood training needs.
Nearly 2000 people were supported with various therapeutic interventions in 2010.
The centre also engages in capacity building by supporting several NGOs in Karnataka, AP and TN, conducts school awareness Program and trains members of the APD State Disability Collective, parents, CBR workers, community teachers, animators and government health workers on rehabilitation and disability management. Therapy courses and student workshops develop skills that are often deployed in other NGOs, community Program or APD initiatives.
Around a person with disability is a community that includes parents and caregivers, disability workers and aides, government health officials and NGOs, teachers and volunteers.
APD’s endeavour to take rehabilitation therapy to the community manifests in rigorous rural and urban community therapy programs such as weekly Taluk clinics in Magadi and Bangarapet and orientation Program in Davangere, Bijapur and Chikkaballapur districts of Karnataka.
Dedicated teams work in several remote centres on capacity building, training and sensitizing the community through:
Parents, caregivers and home based volunteers are sensitized and trained to support children with severe and multiple disabilities and encouraged to access APD services at Community Rehabilitation Centres. In many cases, children are supported with assistive devices or referred for corrective surgeries after which APD has provided post-operative care and mobility support.
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