Sveti Nikola

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Karin Dom Launches a Water Therapy for Children with Disabilities and Developmental Issues Program, Financed by the Municipality of Varna

Dear parents,

Karin Dom has started registrations for the Water Therapy for Children with Disabilities and Developmental Issues Program, funded by the Municipality of Varna, Health Directorate.

Who is the Program for?

The program is free and up to 60 children with special needs from 2 to 14 years of age will be covered through it. The swimming sessions are held with the aim of stimulating the physical and psychomotor development of children with disorders of the Autism spectrum, of the musculoskeletal system and children with Down syndrome, through active activities in a water environment.

We expect an improvement in the general condition of the children in the direction of: coordination, blood circulation, breathing, stimulation of the nervous system, strengthening of the bone system and immunity. Improvement of muscle tone, formation of important motor skills, improvement of adaptive skills to a changing environment and unfamiliar situations is also expected. Only children with address registration in the Municipality of Varna can be included in the program.

Fill out an application to join the water therapy program HERE!

You can get additional information about the program by calling 0878/302 518 and 052/302 518 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Petya Ivanova. The classes will be held at: Varna, 86A Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd.

Steps for admission of children to the program:

  1. Filling out an online application form for inclusion in the Water Therapy Program on the Karin Dom website. The document certifying the medical diagnosis will be provided to Dr. Sapundzhieva during the examination of the child.
  2. Schedule an examination date. After filing an online application, the parent will receive a call from an employee of Karin Dom to schedule examinations with Dr. Sapundzhieva – physiotherapist.
  3. Conducting an examination with Dr. Sapundzhieva, physiotherapist (Tuesday – 2:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursday 8:30-10:30 a.m.) and familiarization with the available medical documentation of the child, for referral to water therapy. If the child’s condition is not suitable for this type of therapy, they will not be included in the program.
  4. Examination/consultation with swimming instructor, physiotherapist and social worker after referral by Dr. Sapundzhieva and completion of current case documentation. The social worker provides the parents with a Card for the Use of the Water Therapy Program at Karin Dom with a certain number of visits.
  5. Including the child in a schedule for swimming sessions according to the program.
  6. Start of swimming sessions. Each visit is noted on the Water Therapy Program Card at the reception desk of Karin Dom.
  7. Drawing up an individual support plan. The social worker prepares a personal file for each child, which contains the following documents: Declaration of personal data for provision and collection, application for inclusion in the program. Medical documents certifying the presence of a medical diagnosis, Individual assessment of needs and, based on it, an Individual support plan.

One of the great advantages of the new Karin Dom complex, which we are so proud of, is the presence of a swimming pool to complement the children’s physiotherapy. Three swimming coaches joined our team who help children enjoy free movement in the water and practice their motor skills in a fun and gentle way through the water.

The swimming pool measures 4/9 m, water temperature 33 °C and is specially designed for children with mobility restrictions, it is equipped with a modern Hoist system – a functional and adapted system for moving children and people with disabilities, which allows more independent movement from the sanitary facilities and the changing room to the pool and back. This gives self-confidence and peace of mind to the child, as well as to the rehabilitator who works in the pool.

The pool at Karin Dom is now one of the children’s favorite places for play and rehabilitation. We are expecting you!

Implementation period

July - December 2023

Financed by

Municipality of Varna

Contact person

телефон: +359 52 302 518