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1 Helping Helping Hand for Relief and Development-HHRD HHRD Communication Office-August, 2011 HHRD S INTERVENTATIONS Physical Rehabilitation Program INSIDE HIGHLIGHTS HHIRMS Announces Spring-Semester Results Construction of Multi- Storey Rehabilitation Complex Underway Free Medical Camps benefited 200 disabled patients About Physical Rehabilitation Program What is Physiotherapy? Photo Gallery Press Releases Editor: Samia Irum Khan Released by: the HHRD Communications Department Country Office, Islamabad, Pakistan Tel: (92-51) URL: 1 HHRD-Physical Rehabilitation Program Since 2006, the HHRD Physical Rehabilitation Centers provided 85,000 rehabilitation consultations to the patients with disabilities (PWDs).

2 HHIRMS Announces Spring-Semester Results Helping Hand Institute of Physical Rehabilitation & Medical Sciences (HHIRMS) Mansehra announced spring semesters result for the following 2-year paramedical courses; Health Technology, Physiotherapy, Radiology, Lab Technology, and Dental Technology. 14 students passed the semester successfully. Overall, the result remained 44 % which is outstanding in the entire region (Mansehra and Hazara) in comparison of other institutes. From the top 10 positions, 4 positions are occupied by our students. explained PRP Manager. At HHIRMS students got admission at 50% subsidized admission fees in the above mentioned courses. HHRD also provided students with library, museum (containing Students at HHIRMS during a practical session. a large collection of human body part-models such as bone/ joint skeletons which are used in learning process) and hostel facilities. Construction of Multi-Storey Rehabilitation Complex Underway Since July 2010, HHRD began constructing a Multi-Storey, New State of the Art Rehabilitation Complex on a 50-marla site in Mansehra (KP) by investing Rs million. The complex building will comprise of Mother and Child Health care center (basement), Rehabilitation Center (ground floor), Rehab Medical College (1 st & 2 nd floor) and Hostel (3 rd floor). By the end of July 2011, the construction work of sub basement and basement has been completed and a 250 KW transformer has been placed. While the construction work of ground floor has began. As the complex will be completed, our PRC Mansehra and HHIRM will be shifted in this building. 2 HHRD-Physical Rehabilitation Program Construction of Multi-Storey Rehabilitation Complex underway 3-D view of Physical Rehabilitation Complex

3 Free Medical Camps In June, HHRD Physical Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs) organized four one- Day Free Medical Camps in four villages of Mansehra, and Abbottabad for the patients with disabilities. More than 200 disabled patients received consultation and treatment. For secondary care, patients were referred to concerned specialists for further treatment. About Physical Rehabilitation Program (PRP) The HHRD Physical Rehabilitation Program aims to improve the health and quality of life of people living with disabilities. Through its two Physical Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs), the Program helps disabled people by providing following rehabilitation therapies: Physiotherapy Occupational therapy Orthotics/ prosthetics Since 2005, two Physical Rehabilitation Centers (PRCs) are functional, one in Mansehra (KP) and one in Muzafarabad (AJ &K), whereas, the construction of a multi-storey State of The Art Physical Rehabilitation Complex-Mansehra is under way. These are the first centers in their kind in the entire earthquake region. After the devastated earthquake of 2005, our PRCs played a major role in provision of prostheses and orthoses to the injured. Since 2006, the HHRD PRCs provided 85,000 rehabilitation consultations to the patients with disabilities (PWDs), hence made one of the largest contribution in this physical rehabilitation filed. In addition, since 2009, Helping Hand Institute of Physical Rehabilitation & Medical Sciences (HHIRM) in Mansehra has been providing well-trained & skilled paramedical personnel to the health department. What is Physiotherapy? Assessment, maintenance and restoration of the physical function and performance of a body are called physiotherapy. In other words: Treatment of a disease on physical means like exercises, modalities and manual techniques. Who can benefit from Physiotherapy? The person who: Feeling pain in neck, back bone, hips or any other joint of a body. Feeling pain in trunk limbs muscle or joints after sports. Suffering from stroke or feeling weakness in any part of body arm or leg. Having congenital or acquired deformity in back or limbs. Have brain, spinal cord or nerve injury. Having postural problem due to improper use of neck or back. Physiotherapist advice can help you to prevent problems returning or even happening on the first time. Photo Gallery 3 HHRD-Physical Rehabilitation Program

4 Occupational Therapy Physiotherapy 4 HHRD-Physical Rehabilitation Program

5 Orthotics Prosthetics 5 HHRD-Physical Rehabilitation Program

6 Above: Before and after scenario of disabled patients belonging different age-group. They regain ability to walk normally after receiving prosthetic legs from HHRD PRCs. 6 HHRD-Physical Rehabilitation Program

7 Press Releases 7 HHRD-Physical Rehabilitation Program

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