Located in Peshawar Pakistan, this center provides free services to the physically disabled. It Provides physiotherapy for stroke, polio, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, and bomb blast victims. Moreover, RCPD provides counseling as well as artificial limbs and walking aids. Not only do we rehabilitate them physically, but also empower them financially by teaching them various skills. We hold disability prevention and disability awareness camps and seminars. Under the social inclusion concept, we arrange activities (picnics, sightseeing tours, social gatherings, sport activities, educational seminars) for persons with disability who don’t have resources to get out of their homes. RCPD’s daily OPD timings are 08:00 am to 04:00 pm (Monday to Saturday).
We believe that each individual is unique, deserving tailored individualized care to allow them to return to active lifestyles. We specialize in fitting the ‘hard to fit individual’ and aim to ensure that superior care is provided. The Prosthetic and Orthotic workshop of ARPD has manufactured and delivered appliances to several patients so far, including the upper and lower limb prosthesis, splints, braces, orthopedic shoes, etc. The silicon items, Hyperextension, and limbo- sacral corset have also been shown good response as these items are delivered to patients.
Association for Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled – ARPD successfully organized free Physiotherapy and Medical camp in Tribal District Bajaur. The free camp took place in DC Jirga Hall Bajaur Khar from 09am to 04pm on September 17th, 2020. A team of Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Medical Specialists, and P & O’s assisted more than 700 patients and provided free medicines to patients. Deputy Commissioner Bajaur Fayaz Khan Sherpao also visited Free Physiotherapy and Medical camp to Welcome the ARPD team in Bajaur. This is the first time to saw such a big Free Physiotherapy and Medical camp in Bajaur Khar in my service as Deputy Commissioner Bajaur” Said DC Fayaz. He also awarded all the team members of ARPD with appreciation letters and assured support in the future.
YAWAR MAHMOOD age 3, came up to the ARPD with birth asphyxia. He had motor developmental delay and trouble while lifting his left arm which came about off couldn’t creeping and unfit to lift and handle objects. The patient was diagnosed and treated by a professional physiotherapist Dr. Tehmeena Saleem, where the baby was given different set of exercise. The process of this treatment took right around one year but, Alhamdulillah Now he has indicated extraordinary advancement with great muscle quality and tone. YAWAR MAHMOOD is presently ready to walk, sit and remain stand by his own.
Consistently 8th September is marked as World Physical Therapy Day (PT Day) which is an open opportunity for physiotherapists from around the globe to bring issues to light about the expert’s significant responsibility to protecting individuals, mobile, and solid.
The day denotes the overall physiotherapy community’s unity and solidarity. It is a chance to welcome the work physiotherapists accomplish for their patients and their general public. World Physiotherapy Day is a focal point that endeavors to energize and reinforce its information in part associations.
Physiotherapists assume a key function during the COVID pandemic in the assurance of the wellbeing and security of people and social orders everywhere on over the world. Yet, numerous physiotherapists, for example, partners in other clinical callings, face pointless dangers since they don’t have the correct individual assurance to lead their business.
The current year’s topic is center around the restoration and COVID 19, which for a considerable length of time and presumably years to come will be our primary need. The calling is outstanding in helping its most weak individuals to accomplish opportunity and personal satisfaction in manners we have at no other time seen. In spite of the fact that COVID-19 weariness is easy to accomplish at this stage and it is thorough to see and to create more cash, presently is our opportunity to answer the issue.
In 1996, 8 September was proclaimed as World Physical Therapy Day by the WCPT (International Confederation of Physiotherapy). WCPT set up this date in 1951. The occasions of the World Physical Therapy Day positively affect the calling’s picture and on open and lawmakers, as the various investigations from around the globe have appeared.
Association for Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled (ARPD) Peshawar is planning to distribute free wheelchairs among the poor and needy people with disabilities in district Peshawar. People with disabilities who are between the ages of 12 years to 55 years and own district Peshawar as their permanent residence are eligible to Apply Online for Free Wheelchair program.
ARPD is getting applications under the Free Wheelchair distribution program until September 05, 2020, via an Online Form, which is already shared on the official Facebook and Twitter pages with other Social Media platforms.
In an online application structure, candidates are requesting to compose a patient’s complete name, Email Address, Postal Address, District of residence, Phone number, Upload a picture of the patient, and scan copy of their Computerized National Identity Card (CNIC) before the closing date.
In a free wheelchair distribution program, those who have already received a free wheelchair from any organization; are not eligible to get the benefit from this program.
One day Out-reach patients’ camp was organized on February 11, 2019, by the ARPD physical therapy team in Urmar Bala Peshawar.
ARPD provided spot treatment to 121 patients indiscriminately by means of free physical therapy Camp. Cerebral palsy was the most detected disability in the area. Home treatment plans were advised for their pathologies, while patients with major disabilities were referred to Rehabilitation center Peshawar, whereas the other patients were treated at camp.
The major issues we witnessed there were un-affordability of hospital and transportation costs, negligence of the elders, the absence of escorting and poor awareness in the community.
One day Out-reach patients’ camp was conducted on September 14, 2019, by the ARPD physical therapy and speech therapy teams in Tehsil Headquarter Hospital, Wari Upper Dir. Initiative for the camp was taken by the request of the people of Dir.
About 226 physically disabled patients, 35 patients with speech and psychological problem have availed the free treatment indiscriminately provided by ARPD through free physical therapy Camp. Cerebral palsy and Muscular Dystrophy were the most detected diseases in the area. Home treatment plans were advised to patients, while some patients were referred to RCPD Peshawar for treatment.
Assistant Commissioner Tehsil Wari Mr. Israr Ahmad visited ARPD free camp. He was satisfied and impressed by the ARPD outreach program. He also assured his full support to ARPD for future Outreach camps and awareness programs in Upper Dir.
Over 100 patients were examined in a free medical camp for Physically Disabled Patients held in the Earthquake affected areas, Pindi Subherwal, Khari Sharif, Jaatlan, Morra Keikri, Saang and Pull Munda of District Mirpur (Azad Jammu & Kashmir) at Rural Health Center on Sunday, December 15, 2019.
The camp was jointly organized by the Association for Rehabilitation of the Physically Disabled (ARPD) and Helping Hearts, Caring Souls (HHCS) in collaboration with the Health Department of District Mirpur Azad Jammu & Kashmir. The main objective of the camp was to provide free medical check-ups and medicines to earthquake-affected patients. Different laboratory tests and X-rays were conducted and free medicines were provided to the patients.
ARPD President Anjum Anwar visited the earthquake-affected areas of Pindi Subherwal where she met with the affectees and inquired their problems.
The medical camps prove to be a potential tool in increasing the community’s mobilization, health awareness and confidence in the community’s efforts towards supporting a better health delivery system. ARPD and HHCS on their part will continue to serve in the health-care facility for the needy and poverty-stricken people with physical disabilities said, Anjum Anwar.