Rehabilitation for children with movement disorders is an ongoing process. Its continuation is a great challenge for those small patients who, for various reasons, cannot receive outpatient rehabilitation - rehabilitation at home requires both remote consultations and special therapeutic suits.
Thanks to the 22 000 euro donation made by the founder of the Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation, Ināra Tetereva, the Children's Rehabilitation Center "POGA" was able to purchase 20 therapeutic suits - Mollii Superhero Costumes. The new technology significantly improves the physical condition of children and, with the help of parents, allows them to receive full-fledged rehabilitation and physiotherapist support remotely at home.
To provide the opportunity to continue the innovative therapy at home also in 2022, philanthropist Ināra Tetereva has additionally donated 19 500 euros. This significant support allows providing at least 100 treatment sessions to the POGA's young patients.
Made in Sweden Mollii therapeutic suit is used to treat people with spasticity and other movement disorders due to cerebral palsy, stroke, cerebral damages, spinal cord injury, or other neurological injuries. The device can also be used to relieve pain associated with spasticity. The pre-programmed costume is remotely controlled and is used at home, specialist consultations take place remotely. One session at home lasts 60 minutes, but its therapeutic effect lasts up to 49 hours. The cost of one suit is 2,200 euros, it is available in nine sizes.
The Boris and Ināra Teterev Foundation supported the project at a time when the center "POGA" provided its services to a fewer number of patients than usual, due to the restrictions imposed by the state of emergency declared in Latvia in 2020.
For children with cerebral palsy, it is important to do rehabilitation regularly. However, these small patients are at risk for the coronavirus Covid-19, as they may suffer severe difficulty breathing due to lung malfunction. As a result, it became vital to continue rehabilitation remotely using these Mollii therapeutic suits.