Improvement in Nerve Function using coMra
Report from Nikopol Children's Rehabilitation Centre in the Ukraine
There is a growing awareness today of the role of coMra-Therapy in clinics specialising in the treatment and rehabilitation of a wide variety of medical conditions in children. In the Ukraine, for example, coMra-Therapy has established its reputation in a number of different centres for children.
One of the first was the Nikopol Children’s Rehabilitation Centre that specialises in nervous diseases. Dr Irina Khmelevskaya, director of the centre, explains: Our centre is a state financed institution. We have 70 places for children and 5 of them adapted to mother and child. We have children aged from 2 months to 10 years, with some difficult cases up to 12 years, with central nervous system disorders, psychiatric disorders and musculoskeletal pathologies.
A rehabilitation course usually lasts 1 month, in certain cases more, and there is a group of 5 children for long term rehabilitation. We service children from the Dnepropetrovsk region. We have children recommended for rehabilitation both by general practitioner doctors and also specialists like psychiatrists, neurologists and orthopediatricians. Sometime the parents themselves come to us and we perform diagnostic procedures in our clinics, before any rehabilitation course.
We treat various pathologies:
consequences of perinatal central nervous system damage
genetic diseases of CNS, chromosome pathologies and metabolic disorders with CNS and musculosceletal damage
paralytic syndrome, obstetrical palsy, consquenses of poliomyelitis, traumas and neuroinfections
neurosis, enuresis, encopresis
mental development disorders, including autism
speech development disorders
deformations of limbs
rehabilitation after fractures and traumas
epilepsy in remission stage, including pharmacological remission
minimal brain dysfunction, dyslexia, dysgraphia
Cerebral Palsy is not our main focus, but this is the most difficult area in rehabilitation, as it requires significant time and medical personnel involvement.
We have a unit for medical and also one for socio-psychological (pedagogical) rehabilitation. Our team of pedagogues, psychologists and speech therapists work there. Both units are very closely related and cooperate together with each other.
We do not hold to any one particular system or program, we combine different elements depending on the condition. As our results show — it is most effective. We plan in the future to educate specialists for VOJTA therapy and craniosacral therapy.
This report is based on our more than 8 months experience with coMra-Therapy. We have recently received our second Delta laser set, since we use our first almost continuously.
Update on coMra-Therapy application (Delta Laser) in the Nikopol Specialised Medical Centre for Medical and Social Children’s Rehabilitation, Nikopol, Ukraine
At the Nikopol Specialised Medical Centre for Medical and Social Children’s Rehabilitation, coMra-Therapy has been used since February 2012.
During this period 157 children received treatments, and 29 of these received 2-3 courses of coMra-Therapy treatment.
Both the recommended, as well as individually-tailored treatment programs were applied. New treatment programs for coMra-therapy were developed for the following conditions:
CP lower spastic diplegia;
Varus deformities of lower limbs;
Valgus deformities of ankles and feet;
Motor disorders, muscular hypotonia;
Consequences of neonatal cervical trauma, chondrosis, unstable disks С2-С3;
Optic nerve atrophy.
Treatment programs were selected depending on the symptoms present, the stage of the condition and the pathology.
coMra-Therapy was applied together with other rehabilitation methods: physiotherapy, apparatotherapy, various types of massage (classic, stone massage, segmental, acupressure, apparatus, logopaedic), microkinesiotherapy, Su Jok therapy, bishofite application. We have found that following the introduction of coMra-Therapy to these methods, the results of the rehabilitation.