Orthopedics & Rehabilitation

Various services and therapies are developed at Al-Kafaàt to benefit all residents at its rehabilitation centers.

Physical Therapy aims at allowing children to gain all possible motor skills, preventing any distortions in articulations and the spinal cord, and protecting and preserving all acquired functions.

It uses other mediums of therapy such as Water Therapy, Pacers and Tricycles, and the Wii.

Water Therapy softens the muscles or strengthens them for a better performance. It is easier to train a child on gaining skills in water such as equilibrium when sitting, standing, walking…

Studies have proven that hearing and visual stimulations greatly contribute to helping children in acquiring and developing motor and intellectual skills. Thanks to the Wii game, children are thus able with their therapists to improve their balance and visual and intellectual focus. They are also able to create coordination between their hands and vision. It is a fun therapeutic approach.

Therapists in different stages use a string of support equipment such as Pacers and Tricycles to train children with developmental challenges on walking and communicating with the environment, during their movement. This also allows children to avoid problems from sitting in a wheelchair for a long period of time.

Ergotherapy develops personal and social independence of individuals in daily activities, by helping them find ways to perform activities on their own. Our ergotherapists design and produce support equipment, assistive devices and adaptive equipment to create personal independence. They also work on conceiving the best seating position that matches individual and physical needs.

Our orthotics and custom-molded wheelchair seating production workshop produces the necessary equipment to allow people with special needs to walk and perform their daily activities. This workshop operates under the guidance of the Foundation’s Orthopedic Surgeon, and in close cooperation with the physiotherapists and ergotherapists.

Speech Therapy delivers verbal and non verbal communication, improves speech and language, strengthens and rinforces facial muscles involved in speech and chewing food, and develops cognitive skills.

Psychomotor Therapy develops physical functions pertaining to major physical movements and minute manual skills. It allows therapists to gain knowledge of the favorite side of the body of individuals with special needs and reinforce it, as well as develop their understanding of time and space. Therapists also work on developing the individuals’ memory and attention skills. Psychomotor Therapy uses different mediums of therapy such as the Snoezelen Room and Vestibular Rehabilitation.

The Snoezelen Room is equipped with special sensory effects to awaken the four senses of sight, smell, touch, and hearing, as well as special relaxation equipment. One of its key objectives is to develop communication between the beneficiary and the environment through psychological and physical relaxation.

Vestibular Rehabilitation aims at improving a person’s motions by developing their reflexes, developing basic postures, equilibrium and postural control. It develops psychomotor awareness and knowledge of movements in space to limit disturbing behavior and monotonous movements.

Psychology sessions are developed either on an individual basis or in group therapy, with the beneficiary or with their parents. Communication is on-going with the parents, and awareness sessions about psychological issues are regularly organized with the working team and the parents.

All other Assisted Therapies such as Art Therapy, Music Therapy, Drama Therapy and Zootherapy are available as well and delivered to all our beneficiaries in order to help them develop communication skills and find proper expression through the body, gain self-confidence, strengthen their personality, develop their emotional intelligence, and help them become team players.

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