Physiotherapy for children & adults
In 2008 a volunteer physiotherapist started sessions at the Amani Centre that continues on, this is a crucial program that assist children , youth and adults with their physical challenges. The Amani Centre is always looking for both student physiotherapist and professionals to come volunteer. For students this is a great way to apply what you have been learning and for professionals to give back to those in need.
The physiotherapy department serves three main purposes:
Physiotherapy: The physiotherapy sessions take place on the ground floor, equipped with various equipment that helps both children and adults and is open 3 days a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Home Visits: Tuesday and Thursday the physiotherapists and social workers go to homes to visit families and see how they are getting on in their home setting. This is an important task as many families can't afford to get to the Amani Centre for physiotherapy three times a week .
Outreach Program: The Amani Centre staff takes time to visit different part of the nearby rural areas of Morogoro, where they meet with both government and tribal leaders. The staff meets with the leaders in order to seek permission to conduct outreach programs in their areas. The Amani staff talks with the parents of the mentally and physically challenged children. 3-4 staff members spend 1 to 2 days observing how the Amani Centre can help both parent and child.