UOSSM Turkey is one of the first and primary providers of physiotherapeutic health care for predominantly Syrian refugees in Turkey, with 3 physical rehabilitation centers in:
UOSSM Turkey implements physical rehabilitation services to assist injured and disabled refugees in Turkey to maintain, improve, or restore a refugee patient’s physical functioning, alleviate pain, or prevent physical dysfunction. UOSSM Turkey delivers uniform physiotherapy assessment, treatment, and follow-up services across its three physical rehabilitation centers; trying to meet the needs, at high standards, of all age groups of children, men and women. Among the services provided at the centers are:
UOSSM Turkey often refers physiotherapy patients out for complementary clinical and nonclinical services and supports, such as mental health and psychosocial support services provided by UOSSM Turkey or other providers in the area, to promote wellbeing during the recovery process.
Throughout the years of working with refugees affected by war and humanitarian crises, UOSSM Turkey has achieved many success stories at its physical rehabilitation centers in Turkey, which has led to increased perseverance on continuing humanitarian medical care, serving as many people as possible with the highest professional standards and quality.
Omar was so sad, he just wanted to be able to play with his friends and have a normal life without feeling so helpless. Omar started visiting UOSSM's Physical Rehabilitation Center in Gaziantep in Turkey. Omar’s story is one of the most complicated cases, due to amputation of both legs. In addition, Omar had a hearing problem which further led to complication of his situation and treatment.
Initially, Omar had to go through rehabilitation and rigorous muscle strengthening of the upper limbs. After three months, Omar was finally ready to be fitted with prosthetic legs. He learned how to balance himself and walk all over again. Omar was so determined and was able to walk again on his own in a matter of weeks. Omar continued receiving follow-up care and was able to achieve great progress despite his difficult circumstances.
In summer 2019, Omar was playing outside with friends, suddenly there was an airstrike. All of a sudden, his whole world changed. Omar was severely wounded and was transported to a hospital in Turkey.
He spent four months in intensive care. The doctors tried but could not save his legs. The damage was too extensive. Omar had to have both legs amputated.
Ibrahim Alissa was suffering from cerebral palsy, he could not sit, stand, or walk on his own. He went to UOSSM Turkey's Physical Rehabilitation Center in Gaziantep.
Watch how he was able to start walking on his own!