A large-scale professional exchange in prosthetics and rehabilitation was held in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine
Between August 25 and 27, the city of Ivano-Frankivsk hosted an important event for multidisciplinary teams "The Path from Amputation to Prosthetics".
The organizer of the event was Protez Hub in cooperation with CO "Patients of Ukraine", Regional Clinical Hospital of Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast and PP "PO Dopomoha" as part of the War Trauma Rehabilitation project with the support of Switzerland, Nova Ukraine and Ossur.
"We continue to support specialists in various regions of Ukraine. This is important, because Ukraine is a large country and quality services for limb prosthetics and related rehabilitation should be available everywhere. For this purpose, a free educational platform, Baza Znan: Protez Hub, was created a few months ago - notes Antonina Kumka, Director of Protez Hub.
38 participants took part: prosthetists, physical therapists and occupational therapists, rehabilitation doctors and professors of educational programs in the field of rehabilitation, from 9 regions of Ukraine. This exchange helped the participants to familiarize themselves with the advanced methods of prosthetics and rehabilitation, as well as to discuss the issues of improving the quality of life of patients.
"We are ready to share our experience and we are happy to have had a chance to collaborate with our colleagues," says Kateryna Zahorodnya, rehabilitation doctor, head of the physical and rehabilitation medicine center of the Ivano-Frankivsk Oblast Regional Clinical Hospital, regional rehabilitation expert.
Professional exchanges are an important element in the development of the field of prosthetics and rehabilitation. This event provided an opportunity for practicing specialists and experts to exchange knowledge, innovative methods and practices that help improve the quality of services provided to patients with amputations.
Exchange participants had the opportunity to learn new principles of rehabilitation and ґаіт training of people who have lost lower limbs, stages of preparation for prosthetics, use of PPAM Aid and Thomas Splint for early verticalization of a patient with amputation of a lower limb, use of ITAL to achieve independence in the early stages of loss of an upper limb , Direct Socket prosthetic technology and application of virtual reality for phantom pain management.
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