Physical & Occupational Therapy Center

Establishment

The Physical and Occupational Therapy Center began providing its services to children with disabilities in the early 1980s as part of the Institute for Intellectual Education (formerly) Al Wafa School for Capacity Development (currently).
The Early Intervention Center started in 1994 and became an independent entity in September 1999, specializing in physical and functional therapy.
It obtained a license from the Ministry of Health and Prevention in 2020.

Disabilities

  • Physical and occupational therapy services are provided to beneficiaries with various disabilities.

Age group

The center accepts all age groups from newborns to 30 years old.


Curricula and assessment tools

POTC adopts several curricula and assessment tools

  • Bobath Approach.
  • Sensory Integration Approach.
  • Task Oriented Approach.


The center receives all age groups from newborns to the elderly.

Provides physical and occupational therapy services needed by beneficiaries of different types of disabilities.

The most important basic services provided:

First: Regular Services

  • Physiotherapy sessions.
  • Occupational therapy sessions.
  • Evaluation and re-evaluation sessions and consultations.

Second: Support Services

  • Hydrotherapy service.
  • Horse riding therapy service
  • Heat therapy (hot, cold compresses).
  • Music therapy service.
  • Therapeutic gym service
  • Group therapy services:
    • Combined therapy sessions.
      Group activity sessions
  • Supervised training service.
  • Family services:
    • Family counseling and training services.
      Follow-up and family training services.
  • Follow-up and monitoring service.
  • Class support service:
    • class session service.
      Supportive class visits.
  • Specialized medical advice and follow-up service (the use of specialist doctors and the provision of the necessary advice).
  • Survey service.
  • Self-care and daily life skills programs.

Third: Training and community awareness services

  • Training, development and awareness services for specialized employees and cadres working in the field.
  • Training services for university students.
  • Community awareness services.
  • Bobath Approach.
  • Sensory Integration Approach.
  • Task Oriented Approach.

The center is approved and licensed by the Ministry of Health and Prevention.

Mechanism of registration

The registration process is carried out in the center by an arranged mechanism.

  • In the beginning, the initial registration process is done by phone or by visiting the center in coordination with the receptionist or social service employee.
  • After that, the center contacts the family, schedules an appointment for the initial survey, and brings the medical report and identification papers.
  • Then the family is contacted for the second time for official registration and interviews with specialists for evaluation according to the child's need.
  • After that, the center contacts the family to hand over the child’s report after completing the comprehensive assessment process, and they are informed of the services that will be provided to the child (family counseling, classes, communication, physical therapy), taking into account the date of the child’s registration and waiting lists.