'Redressing the balance' in Soroti and the surrounding areas.

Billy Shares News from the Special Needs Project

Redressing the Balance

Billy Shares News from the Special Needs Project

Global Challenge are helping to fund operations that give children back their mobility when suffering from the muscle disorder called Gluteal Fibrosis.  Gluteal Fibrosis is a consequence of Malaria. You can find out more about this condition by reading our Blog Billy and Life Changing Surgery – Global Challenge Charity.

It is highly important that children who have the operation follow up the surgery with physiotherapy. Billy tells us:

“I have designed a rehabilitation program for mostly children with Cerebral Palsy [Cerebral palsy is the name for a group of lifelong conditions that affect movement and co-ordination. It’s caused by a problem with the brain that develops before, during or soon after birth.] and Post Injection Neuritis [injuries thought to result from injection of medications into the gluteal region of the bodyThe gluteal region is an anatomical area located posteriorly to the pelvic girdle, at the proximal end of the femur. The muscles in this region move the lower limb at the hip joint.] in order to maximize benefits derived from a properly planned and executed physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy program.

This involves parents taking children to Soroti Hospital where the specialized team of physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists will do periodic assessments and treatment of these children.

I made this arrangement with the team in the hospital after noticing the declining commitment to performing this at home and also with poor skills and no equipment; this meant slow progress with the patients/children.”

This program is to be carried out once a month, with the parents of the children providing transport for the child and a carer. Billy informs us that the turn out is “great” and he will make an evaluation report and share that with us in due course.

Brilliant work Billy, you are amazing!