1st Quarter of 2020: 18 Children Learning to Walk Again at Rehabilitation
What is necessary to bring a child with cancer back to life after the disease? Rehabilitation specialists know it very well, holding physical therapy sessions systematically before and after surgeries and getting kids in shape after removal of the tumor and installation of prostheses or donor bones.
From January to March, the specialists held more than 180 sessions with 18 patients at the National Cancer Institute. Here the most complex cases of bone tumors are treated, and rehabilitation is an integral part of the treatment process.
Children gradually learn to walk again and feel the positive effects of daily exercise: for example, Olexandr, treated for osteosarcoma, had a rehabilitation cycle after the installation of an endoprosthesis that helped him to restore the limb function, and the foot pain became less intense.
Nika still feels weak in the body after the surgery and has a difference in the length of her legs, but thanks to the rehabilitation sessions, the girl gradually learns to control her muscles and is now standing on crutches. Each session makes her more resilient and confident in her movements.
After the operation, Ruslan gradually got to his feet: firstly, on verticalizer, and then on crutches. In January, the boy began to exercise on rehabilitation trainers and on the wall bars, increasing the load every month. Ruslan’s gait became smoother, and in March, the young man learned to walk with just one crutch. Ruslan makes big progress and will soon be able to walk on his own.
This hard work would not have taken place without the help of Winner Group Ukraine, which supports the rehabilitation service in the hospital department. Thank you for making our kids into winners in life!