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Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center

109 Former Echmiadzin Highway, 0082, Yerevan, Armenia
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+37410 56 56 06
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In 1989, after earthquake in Armenia International organization “ADRA” built the outpatient unit for treatment of children with disabilities. At the same time, in 1989, American organization “Project HOPE” began  rehabilitation program to train local specialists: doctors, therapists, nurses and orthesists and   organized rehabilitation treatment clinics and equipped the orthotic laboratory.
As a result of joint efforts of those organizations in October 1991 was established Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center (RCRC).
From 1996 up to now Swiss foundation “Help to Armenia”  cooperates  with the Center. These carries out by exchange-programs, joint conferences, and seminars and also guide our specialists in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy. 
Main activities of the center are physical and psychosocial rehabilitation of children from 0-18 years old with musculoskeletal and neurological problems such as: impairments of Central and Peripheral nervous systems (Cerebral Palsy, Head Injury,  Mielodysplasia, Brachial Plexus Birth Injury), Neuromuscular disorders, Skeletal disorders, Disturbances of Posture (Scoliosis,Kyphosis), Burn injuries, Limb deficiencies,  Arthritis and etc. 
4 000  children are under the center’s supervision. During a year about 600 patients are getting treatment on in-patient and out-patient bases. 
The rehabilitation treatment organized by team approach. Team includes: Rehabilitation physician, Physical therapist, Occupational therapist, Nurse, Orthotist, Psychologist, Speech-language therapist, and Special educator. On necessity other specialists: Neurologist, Orthopedic doctor, Rheumatologists, Microsurgeon,  Neurosurgeon and Combustiologist are involved in team-work. The team work is patient and family oriented.
The main goal of team is: the restoration of function that enables person with disability to adjust to his environment and to be a equal member of society.
Since 2002 in the Center  functions   “Integration Kindergarten”. When a child with disability is integrated in a classroom with normal functioning children their functioning level  increases  in areas of socialization, peer relationships, language, cognitive and motor skills, opposed to those placed in a special program with all children who are disabled.
During all these years the Center has been educational for  different specialists who are getting undergraduate and postgraduate education in the Center. 
One of the methods For the treatment of Cerebral Palsy which is used on world is 
Neurodevelopment (NDT-Bobath) treatment. Some of our specialists had trainings to become trainers and they got the international (EBTA) certificate, which  allows  our Center to become official Center for NDT- Bobath method training. 
On September 2009 was organized  First Armenian Basic NDT- Bobath training course . 
The specialists of the Center organizing outreach clinics in different regions of Armenia, where they are doing consults of patients as well, as educating  local specialists and family members of patients with disabilities. 
 
The Goal:
  • To create the regional Rehabilitation Center  which will organize the rehabilitation treatment for children with disabilities from all of Armenia as well as neighboring countries.
  • To educate rehabilitation specialists
  • To improve rehabilitation cervices

 

Director

Narine G. Manukyan

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Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
Republican Children’s Rehabilitation Center
  • Rehabilitation service on inpatient and outpatient basis for children from 0-18 years old
  • Rehabilitation service for adults
  • Early detection and treatment of diseases associated with neuro-development in children
  • Physiotherapy (neuro-developmental therapy)
  • Ergotherapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychology
  • Special teacher
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Swimming
  • Massage
  • Diagnosis and treatment of the gastrointestinal tract diseases
  • Ultrasound
  • Physiotherapy room (electrotherapy, ultrasound therapy, paraffin, oxygen therapy, electrostimulation)
  • Clinical laboratory for blood-test, urine-test and etc..
  • Dental service
  • Injection of botulinum toxin A, which allows to treat dynamic contractures
  • Test to determine the intensity of nerve pulsation and electrogram of muscles
  • Integrated department: music therapy, play therapy