UOSSM’s rehabilitation centers in northern Syria and Turkey offer physiotherapy and rehabilitation services to those suffering from physical weakness, injuries, congenital or acquired disabilities to improve their quality of life and increase the ability for independent individuals to positively contribute to society. The urology and bladder rehabilitation center is the only one of its kind in northern Syria.
Rehabilitation Services in Syria
UOSSM’s Bab Al-Hawa Rehabilitation, located in the Idlib suburbs in northwest Syria, consists of the long-term care center, physiotherapy center, and urology and bladder rehabilitation center. The urology and bladder rehabilitation center is the only one of its kind in northern Syria. The physiotherapy center has been providing services since 2014.
Long-Term Care (LTC) Center
A nursing home center that provides extended, long-term care accommodations and services to patients with lengthy recovery periods, including wound care, medical treatment, physiotherapy and PSS services.
The center is comprised of a waiting area, physiotherapy equipment room, and different treatment rooms for women, children and men. The center offers services for medical conditions such as: peripheral and central nerve injuries, Guillain Barré Syndrome, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, orthopedic injuries that may lead to movement restriction, or arthropathy.
Urology and Bladder Rehabilitation Center
This is the only center of its kind in northern Syria, which is in high demand. In addition to bladder rehabilitation, the center provides a wide range of services, including cystometrogram (useful in the differential diagnosis of bladder diseases due to spinal cord injuries, congenital malformation in children, and prostatomegaly), urodynamics, diagnostic and therapeutic cystoscopy, diagnostic urethroscopy, laboratory, diagnostic biopsies, operating room for ureteral catheter placement, urological surgeries and procedures.
A child suffering from a bladder infection undergoes a cystoscopy in the Sarmada Rehabilitation Center in Idlib Suburb in northwest Syria.
Shahad was only nine months old when she first visited the Bab Al-Hawa Rehabilitation Center because she could not sit or balance herself. She was diagnosed with Cerebral Atrophy, which is the loss of brain cells, called neurons.
She was admitted into the physiotherapy center to begin physical therapy treatment for her condition. It was difficult to work with her because she is such a young age. But the team continued to work with her and began to see improvement. After five months of treatment she was able to take her first steps! After nine months of therapy she is now able to sit and balance on her own and walk with confidence. Now, she can play just like any other child her age.
Physical Rehabilitation Services in Turkey
UOSSM Turkey is one of the first and primary providers of physiotherapeutic health care for predominantly Syrian refugees in Turkey, with 3 physical rehabilitation centers in: