Community Care and Parent Training

We are in the process of extending our community care for disabled children in many areas. Our physiotherapists travel to remote villages in various parts of the country to find and treat children with cerebral palsy. At the same time they assess which children would benefit the most from a residential stay of up to 10 weeks at the Starfish centre with their parents. Each child is taken to a specialist for medical assessment and surgery if required. The child is then given daily physiotherapy sessions and the parents are shown how to exercise and care for their child. This has brought about what can only be described as phenomenal improvements to children’s conditions after just a few months. While visiting these areas the physiotherapists also find children with serious medical conditions and deformities who in many cases have never been seen by a doctor and arrange surgery.

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