Home based Adaptations (Therapy Services)

Most of the time, persons who live in the most vulnerable conditions due to extreme poverty, cannot afford to get their children with disabilities the much needed physiotherapy. There are Neighborhood Centres being run by the Mandal Vikalangula Sangams but these are situated at the Mandal headquarters and the parents cannot forego their daily wages to bring the child to the Centre every day for physiotherapy. For this reason, the MVS has come up with the idea of home based adaptations, where locally available materials are made use of at very low or minimal costs for setting up the equipment necessary for physiotherapy, like parallel bars, corner chairs for children with Cerebral Palsy, locally available clay for children with upper arm disabilities, etc. A physiotherapist has been appointed for supervising the setting up of this equipment at their homes of the identified children with disabilities and also to visit regularly to ensure that the child is in fact using these materials. In the last 2 years, 35 children have been identified in the 8 Mandals who require this form of service and have been provided with the technical support for setting up the equipment required for them.

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