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Our Rehabilitation Clinic depends largely on support from donors and well-wishers to provide rehabilitation services to the children with disabilities who could otherwise not access the services.

In 2019, we offered rehabilitation services to 84,142 persons with disabilities.

The Physiotherapy offers assessment, diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and disabilities using either exercise therapy, electrotherapy or manual therapy. APDK promotes early identification and intervention of children with disabilities and offers physiotherapy to persons with disabilities with a bias on children with disabilities mainly from economically challenged families.

Conditions Treated

 

  • Lower back pains
  • Ambulation
  • Hemiplegia/stroke
  • Spinal/back pains
  • Arthritis
  • Fracture complications
  • Sports injuries
  • General body weakness
  • Delayed milestone
  • Downs Syndrome
  • Congenial club foot
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Post burs contractions
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Spina bifida
  • Autism
  • Scoliosis
  • Ricket;Bow legs/knock knee
  • Attention deficit
  • Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

Benefits from our Physiotherapy clinic

  • Reduction in pain.
  • Assist your child achieve developmental delayed milestones
  • Rehabilitation to a near normal position
  • Correct your posture and gait.
  • assist people find ways of coping with the effects of disability
  • Assist you maintain functional ability of the muscles.
  • identifying tasks people find difficult to carry out
  • Prevent contractures and improve joint range of motion.
  • Assist you improve the quality of your life at home, work or schools
  • Educate you, your child and guardians on importance of physiotherapy.
  • Psychosocial support

Our treatment modalities and techniques include;

1. Manual Therapy

Special manipulative techniques commonly known as “hands on” to relieve pain, pressure and relax tense soft issues.

2. Exercise Therapy

  • Treadmills
  • Static Monark cycle
  • Pulleys
  • Paralle bars
  • Exercise mats
  • Wall bars
  • Multi-gym exercises

3. Electrotherapy

This treatment involves use of modern technology machines such;

  • infra-red
  • ultra-sound
  • electrical stimulation
  • wax bath therapy
  • provision and fitting of orthopaedic appliances such as corsets, collars, knee/ankle/foot support, teed socking (anti-embolic stockings)

We collaborate with AIC Cure International and Bethany Kids Kijabe for specialized treatment Book your appointment

Club Foot Clinic

Preventing disability

APDK in collaboration with AIC Cure International Hospital, Kijabe formed the Club Foot Care Kenya program. The focus of this program to capacity build paramedical staff in management of Club Foot Clinic using the Poinsett method and to preventing permanent disability through early identification and management of Club Foot.

Due to the increased awareness on club foot, the clinics which are held weekly, now receive child born with club foot as young at one week.  The program offers the following services;

Our Approach:

Stage 1

Assessment

Stage 2

Club Foot Casting

Stage 3

Club Foot with Braces

Occupational Therapy Clinic

Making the impossible, Possible

Have you been diagnosed with a physical or sensory disability? Has your child being diagnosed with a disability? We recognize that acquiring a disability or having your child diagnosed with disability can be devastating.  Your road to recovery requires a participatory approach, together with you, we assist you return to the life you loved.

APDK offers you quality occupational therapy services focused on improving the quality of life of children and adults with disability. We work closely with the Government’s Ministry of the Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, faith based organization, donors, corporates, teachers, parents, community and caregivers in providing a multi- disciplinary approach to rehabilitation

Our team of experts will formulate a treatment plan with you, to assist your child achieve developmental delayed milestones, identifying tasks people find difficult to carry out and developing ways to adapt techniques.

Our treatment will assist you/your child become as independent as possible, improve the quality of their lives at home, work, schools, engage with peers, cope with effects of disability and make everyday activities easier and less time-consuming for you and anyone assisting or living with you

Our Approach:

Stage 1

Assessment

Stage 2

Hand Function

Stage 3

Skill Transfer to Parents

Services to expect at APDK Occupational Therapy clinic;

Activities that take place in our clinic include:

  1. Assessment and evaluation of clients.
  2. Sensory integration techniques
  3. Manual therapy techniques
  4. Development of cognitive skills
  5. Therapeutic techniques
  6. Hand therapy – Splinting
  7. Assistive technology assessment
  8. Home adjustments
  9. Self-care/home management training
  10. Support groups
  11. Health Education

Why choose APDK’s Occupational Therapy Clinics?

Our occupational therapy clinic will;

  • Make everyday activities easier and less time-consuming for you and anyone assisting or living with you.
  • Assist you gain more independence and control over their lives.
  • Encourage and advise you of safe practice.
  • Help you adapt to the disabilities, enhance your confidence and self-esteem
  • Help your child achieve the Developmental Delayed Milestones
  • Nutritional assessment and treatment advices from our Nutritionist seconded by the government
  • HIV counselling
  • Neuro-surgeon’s advice in collaboration with Bethany Kids
  • Orthopaedic surgeon’s advice in collaboration with Cure International

Conditions treated at APDK occupational therapy clinic (learn more)

  • Cerebral palsy
  • Rickets
  • Delayed Development milestone
  • Autism

Orthopaedic Technology Clinic

Enhancing your mobility

Our Orthopaedic Clinic deals with correction or prevention of deformities, disorders, or injuries of the skeleton and associated fractures, (such as tendons and ligaments). We offer you assistive and a mobility device to empower you live independent life. The main aim is to improve the lives of Persons living with disabilities.

Activities done by orthopaedic clinic –  show sliding photos of activities

  • Assessment of clients with Orthopaedic conditions.
  • Prescription of appropriate mobility and assistive devices
  • Measurement taking.
  • Fabrication of Orthosis.
  • Fitting of Orthosis.
  • Training on use, care and maintaining of orthosis.
  • Referral for more specialized management.

Our orthopedic technology clinic fabricates assistive technology using WHO 8 Guidelines that are tailor-made to enhance your mobility and suitable for your condition and terrain.  We offer you a variety assorted assistive technology products both locally fabricated and imported.  Click for to view rehabilitation products;

Outreach Plus Mobile Clinics

Providing access to rehabilitation service in the rural areas

APDK is committed to ensuring that persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability.  We use a multi-disciplinary approach to rehabilitation; this involves working closely with the Government’s Ministry of the Health, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour and Social Protection, faith based organization, donors, corporates, teachers, parents, community and caregivers in providing. Through this approach, we provide health services as close as possible to people’s own communities, including in rural areas as outlined in the UNCRPD Article 25 on Health.

To achieve the above goal, APDK relies on the donor community, corporates and well wishes as 1 out 2 persons with disabilities cannot afford the Health services. In 2019, we managed to provide rehabilitation services to 22,044 persons with disabilities through our mobile outreach plus program.

Join us today in ensuring that persons with disabilities enjoy their right to rehabilitation services as close as possible. Give Now towards our outreach program. 

Objectives are;

    • Promote quality and inclusive health care services to persons with disabilities,
    • early identification, intervention and management disability
    • Promote quality education for children with disabilities,
    • Reduce the prevalence of disabilities
    • Mitigating the effects of impairments through sensitisation of the community on disability issues and empowers parents /people with disabilities through Training and disability forum.
    • Assessment and provision of mobility devices eg wheelchairs and orthoses
    • Providing rehabilitation services to person with disabilities as close as possible

Outreach Plus Clinic activities.

  1. Assessment, prescription and fabrication of assistive, supportive and mobility devices
  2. Collaborate with other partners to provide assistive and supportive devices to children and adults with disability
  3. Contact training needs assessment
  4. Create awareness to PWDs, Caregivers and DPOs on current issues of disability.
  5. Referral of client to relevant services

APDK Rehabilitation Clinic – formerly Polio Port Reitz

The clinic is located in the Coastal regional and solely depends on donor support to run its programs. The clinic has a 60 in-patient bed capacity for corrective surgery of children with disabilities from economically challenged families.  The clinics also operates community programs where are Community Based Rehabilitation and Outreach. Following are services offered;

  • Surgical intervention/corrective surgery
  • Physio and Occupational Therapy
  • Assistive technology; Prosthesis Fabrication, crutches, surgical boots, calipers, walking frames
  • Educational Support
  • Home based therapy
  • Community Outreach Program

Capacity Building to other service providers and parents of children with disabilities

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