PHYSICAL & SOCIAL REHABILITATION

Enabling people with disabilities to

restore their physical, social, vocational and mental capabilities through rehabilitation.

35,200+

Beneficiaries physically and socially rehabilitated so far, with many more to go!


Our Approach

We follow a ‘Life Cycle Approach’ based on the WHO-recognised transdisciplinary model for building inclusion for people with disabilities (PWDs).


The primary drivers of our programs are community workers trained on clear protocols set for the programs. This approach allows us greater reach and scalability that benefits PWDs in remote corners of rural India.

We also have professional physio, speech and language, and occupational therapists as well as consulting psychologists, doctors, and more. We invite them to volunteer, train, visit our districts, and conduct assessments to maintain the intensity and outcome of our programs.

Established in 2010, the Community-Based Rehabilitation Matrix has five components, namely Health, Education, Livelihood, Social and Empowerment, each of which has five sub-components of its own. These sub-components highlight the different sectors and elements of focus for a community to create a successful community-based rehabilitation strategy. Currently, we deliver on 23 of these key areas with plans to cover all 25 in the near future.

A child ungergoing physiotherapy

Therapy Services

We provide various forms of therapeutic intervention to help PWDs achieve independent mobility and functional ability:

  • Physiotherapy
  • Hydrotherapy (for children)
  • Massage therapy (for children with Cerebral Palsy)
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Visual Therapy

OPD Rehabilitation Unit

The APD Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Unit was established in December 1988. Soon our transdisciplinary approach created outreach programs in urban and rural communities. The unit also takes care of therapy needs for all APD programs, including the Shradhanjali integrated School as well as walk-in patients.

Rural and Urban Community Therapy Program

We take rehabilitation to the community via programs such as weekly Taluk clinics and therapy orientation programs in rural districts of Karnataka. We have dedicated teams working in several remote centres on capacity building, training, and sensitisation for the community.

Institutional Intervention

Experienced therapists conduct detailed assessments and prescribe home-based or centre-based therapy, assistive devices, or surgical referrals. Our counsellors actively engage parents and caregivers in the therapy process. Periodically, reassessments are conducted to determine their further therapy, educational or livelihood training needs.