Field trip Report to Nubra May 24th – May 26th
On May 24th we embarked on a field trip to Nubra in the morning, me, Chuskit, driver and physiotherapist, and Dechen from REWA, but we encountered heavy snowfall at the pass which caused a two-hour delay. Once the weather cleared, we proceeded to visit our first patient in Summit village.
Our first patient Tsering Dorjay had experienced an accident resulting in an incomplete spinal cord injury. Despite this he was able to walk with the help of a walker and could drive a three wheeled scooter. Currently the patient is employed at an army camp and receives some financial support from the army.
Moving on we visited our second patient named Tundup Gyaltson, an 18-year-old diagnosed with cerebral palsy (CP) Tundup relies on mobile assistance to feed himself and was completely dependent on his parents. During our visit we conducted exercises and taught his mother some exercise to be done regularly with him.
Our next patient Stanzin Choyang was a 15-year-old diagnosed with cerebral palsy and intellectual disabilities. Although he was able to sit on his own, he required assistance for various activities. We explained some exercises to his mother and performed them together. Additionally, we provided him with orthodontist shoes and advised his mother to place him in a standing position once the exercises were completed.
At the day progressed and darkness fell we reached Hunder where we stayed for two nights.
The following days we headed directly to Turtuk, which was 80 kilometers away from Hunder. Around 10 am we arrived and visited our patient named Saif Uid Din, a 9-year-old with Down syndrome. Saif had started speaking two to three words phrases and could perform his activities of daily living (ADL) with the assistance of his parents it was decided that Saif would be sent to school.
Next, we visited Shyda Kausar, a 9-year-old diagnosed with cerebral palsy who was able to walk. She attended school and her mother diligently practiced exercises with her at home every day.
Our last patient in Turtuk was Ali, a 15-year-old diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Ali could walk independently, and we demonstrated some balance exercises squaring, and stretching to aid his mobility. After completing the session with Ali, we traveled to Bokdang village where we met our patient Shabbir ali, a 22-year-old with club foot. Shabbir had undergone corrective surgery for his club foot in 2012 during a camp organized by the Rewa Society in Leh. Currently he was doing well.
We then visited Gulzar Ali, a 14-year-old with delayed milestones. Unfortunately, Gulzar didn’t allow us to touch or provide therapy due to leg pain. His family had ceased therapy and he remained confined to his home. He had fallen and hurt his leg. They had visited the doctor and he had given medicine. REWA will send him a comfortable mattress. His parents promised that they will visit REWA Society with Gulzar in the near future for some treatment.
Our last patient was Sulman Khan, a 15-year-old with cerebral palsy who attended school. We provide him with orthodontist shoes, and he could walk alongside other students and independently perform his ADLs.
We returned to Hunder and on the following day we visited Tabasum Fatima, a 11-year-old with choreo-athetoid CP. Her mother was actively engaged in daily exercise with her, and we demonstrated additional exercises to assist her.
Finally, we visited Jigmet Paldan, a 12-year-old diagnosed with choreo-athetoid CP. Jigmet’s mother performed exercises with him, and he could walk outdoors with her. Jigmet actively participated in
Report by Chuskit, Physio with REWA
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