Physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech therapists combine their knowledge in the Medical rehabilitation ward of the Education, Work and Care Centre Dobrna. Together we establish, maintain and improve numerous competences and capabilities of users, taking into account their sensory, mobility, social and cognitive development. Using various working methods (neurodevelopmental treatment, hippotherapy, hydrotheraphy etc.) we enable them to develop their optimal physical, mental and social potentials. The entire programme of the Medical rehabilitation ward aims at enhancing or maintaining the situation regarding the users' body constitution and function, activity and cooperation, by preventing secondary complications, improving the functioning and activities and enabling the users' participation proportionate to their expectations and wishes.
The aim of physiotherapy is to develop, maintain or re-establish optimal mobility and functionality of individuals and the entire population of all ages. Physiotherapy defines and enhances the quality of life and mobility capability of an individual in the fields of health promotion, prevention, treatment, habilitation and rehabilitation, comprising physical, mental, social and spiritual wellbeing.
Physiotherapy requires cooperation of the physiotherapist, the patients / users, other medical experts, nursing staff, families and the society. Within this process, objectives of physiotherapy are set according to the physiotherapeutic assessment, knowledge and skills which are specific to the field of physiotherapy. By means of the neurophysiotherapeutical treatment we guide and direct children and adolescents with developmental disorders through their sensory and mobility development and enable them to reach the optimal level of mobility development and consequently, autonomy in mobility. The emphasis is on establishing high-quality mobility and transfer thereof into practice.
Physiotherapy affects complex mobility disorders, balance and coordination disorders, consequences of paresis or paralysis of extremities, sensibility and proprioceptive disorders, muscle tone disorders; it reduces pain, prevents deformations or secondary disorders and complications. By improving and maintaining mobility functions we enhance the development of optimal functional abilities and consequently, improve the quality of life of individuals as well as of their families and environment.
Occupational therapy is a health branch of the Medical rehabilitation ward enabling the users to carry out their everyday activities – occupations as autonomously as possible, in spite of their disorders, limited activity performance and diminished capability to cooperate. At performing his tasks, an occupational therapist takes into account the integral approach and various concepts (neuro-developmental treatment, sensory integration etc.), thereby enabling the users to carry out their everyday activities more autonomously, which is achieved by evaluation, by teaching purpose-oriented activities and, last but not least, by adapting the environment in order to enhance the users' quality of life. An occupational therapist is active in the following fields: basic and more advanced everyday activities, education, work, play, leisure and participation in society.
Speech therapy is a branch of science treating speech and language disorders, diagnosing them and examining causes and consequences thereof, and implementing professional methods of preventing and eliminating them.
A speech therapist eliminates speech and language disorders and influences the optimal development of the user's speech and language abilities. Professional and modern methods of treatment are implemented. With users who have such severe speech and language disorders that they are not able to satisfy their growing needs for communication, we develop speech and language abilities with techniques and systems of supporting and substitute communication as well as with integration and consideration of nonverbal communication.