Today we brought orthopedic products to the Elat’ma orphanage of the Ryazan region, because before these children were regularly examined by an orthopedic professor, made molds, they made devices, and now it was important to try on whether everything came up because it happens differently.
These devices help children fix feet in a certain position and begin to train and get used to the correct upright position, taking their first steps in them.
The help of specialists in the orphanage itself is obligatory. Two specialists of physical education every day, removing and putting on apparatuses, massage the muscles of the legs and back to remove spasticity and warm them before training.
And thanks to this kind of work, some children actually acquire the necessary skills, learn to walk independently. The children can independently decide where to go, with whom they want to play and to talk today. They show their curiosity about the world to a greater extent than would be available to them.
The team of specialists “Portage” method also continues its work in the Elat’ma orphanage. And today we met with the specialists of the “Portage” method and discussed our future cooperation. There are very fond of children, and there is a very experienced team of specialists. The “Portage” method began in this orphanage in Russia, showing its effectiveness and, at the same time, eases of use, giving a chance for children with severe disabilities to develop.
Today, besides imported orthopedic products, documents from a medical clinic and contracts with an orphanage and specialists, we brought wonderful educational games, blocks, puzzles, sports equipment and books suitable for our children. A whole box of gifts was given to children by clients of the fitness club “Pride Club” (Moscow).
All these gifts are with meaning. They are very useful by specialists of “Portage” method. Mothers-nannies immediately began to sound what a child needs right now. Those simple things are used in the “Portage” method.
We sincerely thank Alexander Chechnev, the club’s marketing director, for this initiative. It is very pleasant people who care so much about their health share their care with small children!
We would like to thank RENAULT Russia for providing the car and Igor Narkhov for assistance in project management. Only together can we make the world of children with serious disabilities better!