There is an ICMR International Clinic of Medical Rehabilitation in Cyprus. They are applying Professor Kozyavkin method. His rehabilitation approach has been recognized as one of the most efficient in treating children with cerebral palsy. Sadly, this is a lifelong condition, nevertheless, each course of treatment stimulates an improvement in the child’s health.
Here are Tatiana Vinogradova first hand impressions of the system. Her two lovely daughters are patients in our care.
“Professor Kozyavkin started building his team in the previous century. While studying manual therapy, he discovered how to alter the course of disease and help the child recover almost completely. Professor Vladimir Ivanovich Lisovich, a reflexotherapist, joined in for the combined scientific research and practice aimed at sick children’s rehabilitation.
Gradually, as practical experience was accumulating, they achieved truly high efficiency and the programme has become more intense. It consists entirely of the methods that have proved to result in improvement in the quality of the young patient’s life. The rehabilitation system of exercises brings about a step forward in many ways. For one child it means the ability to walk, while for another – to open the spastically fisted hand or to stir a finger…”
“How can one stay calm and carry on without losing hope? It is simple and extremely complicated at the same time. Simple, because as long as you are live, you should be happy and that is all to it. Complicated, because there are loads of distractions and problems, your nervous system is under constant strain. In the last 2 years it has become obvious to me that love is going to save the world. I find it hard to put it into words, but I feel it with my heart and accept this happiness. “
“It all started one morning when Olya was put on a stationary exercise bike as part of mechanotherapy. The speed mode was 30 (I am not sure how many metres per hour that is). At the previous trainings they held her legs and assisted in pushing the pedals. It was all different that day, she was pushing on her own. When they switched to 40, she started laughing and chatting, at 60 she started being naughty (pretending to cough, copying Sonya’s joke), laughing, saying “Mamma”. She held her back straight gripping the handlebars. It lasted for the whole 5 minutes. I could read it in Tatiana, the instructor’s eyes. It was victory! I was virtually swallowing my tears. It suddenly struck me that it was Olya, who kept motivating us all the way and not vice versa. She had been doing it since her first breath with artificial lung ventilation. She had been trying to show how strong she actually was, how eager to survive and to overcome difficulties, to stand pain. She was ready to persist if we were there for her, if we never gave up. We have been thinking positive since her first days, we valued every little sign of progress, every gram, every improvement on the artificial lung machine. There were not so many reasons for optimism, but they were building up and we felt thankful for what we had and for what we had not”.
In order to provide steady progress and continue to improve the acquired skills our young patients need two rehabilitation courses a year.
Vika Arslanova, Lita Lazareva, Olya and Sonya Vinogradova, who have had their treatment in the clinic in autumn 2017 and spring 2018 need the second course.
The amount of money needed to cover the expenses on all three girls’ rehabilitation sessions is 13040 euro. If you are ready and willing to support them, you can make a donation on our site.
Let us change the children’s lives for the better!