Fatima, 51y, had a brain injury that limited her movement on the right side of her body and made her dependent on her family for even the most basic tasks, but she found it difficult to adjust to her new circumstances.
Following over a year and a half of suffering, Fatima’s husband discovered that the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, where they reside, offers physical therapy services.
Volunteers were contacted and sent to assess her condition at home.
It was determined that for her to be able to move around with the assistance of a mobility aid, she would require both physical therapy and functional rehabilitation.
Three months can make a change
The 50-year-old woman’s condition improved throughout the 3 months sessions, and she could move around outside of her home, take care of her everyday needs, and adjust to the effects of her injury.
What is the Syrian Arab Red Crescent’s physical therapy project?
In November 2019, the physical therapy project got underway in Daraa, To lessen the financial burden of treatment and transportation for the most vulnerable individuals with mobility impairments, it offers physical therapy sessions and nursing care to them in the comfort of their homes, supported by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies