RETT SYNDROME REHABILITATION

A multidisciplinary program that combines physical and rehabilitation medicine doctors, functional specialists, state-of-the-art robotic and physical medicine technologies to provide rehabilitation for patients with Rett syndrome.

Rett syndrome is a complex genetic neurological disease that mainly affects girls. Rett syndrome is characterized by altered posture and gait, as well as respiratory distress and altered muscle tone.

During rehabilitation, the following measures are being taken: assessment and documentation of the patient’s clinical condition and functional disorders, complication prevention, individual rehabilitation plan development, improvement of motor and respiratory functions, education of the patient and his/her relatives, social integration, adaptation of assistive devices, providing recommendations and inclusion in the dynamic monitoring register.

Target group:

Patients with functional disabilities, medically stable, motivated, with family support, aged up to 18 years.

The rehabilitation program objectives:

According to an individually developed medical rehabilitation plan.

ROBOTIC TECHNOLOGIES USED DURING THERAPY

The AlterG anti-gravity treadmill, by reducing the force of gravity, improves balance control and reduces the risk of pain and joint damage that could be caused by excessive leg strain. Besides, the length and width of the step, as well as the footprint on the track are measured, which allows to correct the gait as accurately as possible. Integrated Stride Smart gait analysis determines gravity load and provides simplified visual feedback to assess gait symmetry and pain levels.

PABLO is a modern device for the correction of small and large motor skills in the upper extremities of the body. With this device it is possible to assess (diagnose) the functional possibilities of the upper extremities of the body both before the start of rehabilitation and during the rehabilitation process. The training is performed using interactive programs.

TYMO system for of the upper and lower extremities as well as torso functional assessment and rehabilitation. With this trainer it is possible to perform therapy in static and dynamic modes. The system has personalized settings for each patient. It is multifunctional and, due to exciting therapy games, it significantly improves the patient’s motivation and level of involvement.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ):

  • In case of mobility impairment:

Bobath therapy, Physiotherapy in the swimming pool, Baby swimming, Gait training: Reoambulator.

  • In case of imbalance and coordination disorders:

Balance and coordination robotic therapy: Thera trainer Balo pediatric, Tymo, Challenge-disc.

  • In case of hand function disorders:

Hand therapy: Pablo, Myro, Amadeo, E-link, Luna-EMG.

  • In case of spasticity:

Gait training: Reoambulator, Hand robotic therapy: Amadeo, E-link, Luna-EMG; Modern physical therapy: Shock wave therapy, FMS (Functional Magnetic Stimulation), Bobath therapy, Botulinum toxin injections.

  • In case of cognitive impairment:

Cognitive therapy: Myro, Rehacom

  • In case of reduced load tolerance:

Sci-Fit trainers, Gait training: Alter-G, Reoambulator, Physiotherapy in the swimming-pool.

  • In case of dysphagia, dysphonia:

Classes with an audiologist and a speech therapist, Nutritionist consultation

  •  In case of cognitive and communication disorders:

Classes with an audiologist and a speech therapist

To apply for the rehabilitation service in the day hospital, please contact the rehabilitation coordinator of Riga 1st Hospital by phone: 67366323 (key 2, Rehabilitation services)

or fill in the e-application form and we will contact you within 24 hours on a working day.

  • Passport or ID card
  • Insurance policy
  • Referral Form 027/u, (State Paid Service)
  • Previous examinations, extracts

Please notify the Clinic Coordinator (67366323) or your functional specialist at least 24 hours in advance.

  • If a patient refuses to receive the service due to justified reasons (for example, acute illness or exacerbation of a chronic illness, death of a first-degree relative or spouse, for which an appropriate document is presented within 2 weeks – an extract from the inpatient/outpatient medical card – form No.027/u, birth/death certificate), the service is offered to the next patient from the waiting queue, but the refused patient is placed at the beginning of the queue.
  • If a patient refuses to receive the service for unjustified reasons, the service is offered to the next patient from the waiting queue, but the refused patient is placed at the end of the queue.
  • The patient may be excluded from the waiting list of the State-paid service if the patient repeatedly, at least 2 times, refuses to come or in case it is impossible to contact the patient for a long time (by telephone, electronically).

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