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The cost of treatment in the Innovo children’s department will change on 1 March

Dear parents!

It is the very first time that we turned to you with such a letter. The children’s department at the Innovo Medical Center has worked for three years now. During this time we have helped hundreds of our little patients. We are developing rapidly and strongly. We have great faith in the success of our business and big plans for the future.

Regrettably, the time of Innovo’s establishment coincided with the well-known events in our country, which have been accompanied by economic problems, rising prices, and falling living standards.

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Lack of movement − a straight path to illness

Author: Yaropolk Pshyk, physical therapist, director of the Innovo Medical Center of Physical Therapy and Pain Medicine

People often think: “I’m on the run all day! Coming from work, going to work, returning home, walking around the house, kids, housework…”This, in theory, is physical activity, but it is not as rationed, systematic, and regular as it should be. First and foremost, a person should realize by themselves that there is no physical activity in their life, that their working day looks as follows: morning-breakfast-commuting-work-evening-trip back-home. In fact, “physical activity” means regular physical strain, engagement in some kind of sport; the recommended frequency is three times a week for at least one, but preferably two, hours per day.

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The strongest team


Once, during a consultation at our medical center, a father of one child told us the story of her illness. The man spoke very professionally and comprehensively, so we had the impression that he is a medical specialist. Then he was asked, whether he is a doctor.So, the father of this child with a very complex disease, replied: “No, you can see I had no other choice…”. Often people, who become parents to children with special needs, as well become, to a certain extent, specialists in a medical field, because they have no other choice, and we may say that in such cases a “diploma” is issued not by any University, but by life itself.

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Cognizance of the Peto method


Employees of the Medical Center “Innovo” became acquainted with the methodology of conductive education – the Peto method, during the sessions, which Hungarian specialists – conductors held with the patients. The trainings, which combine education and therapy, were being carried out in Beregovo,Transcarpathia, for a period of three weeks. For the better understanding of the peculiarity of this technique, our physical therapists and doctors were avidly observing the conductors working with children and adults with various neurological lesions for a number of days.

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“Better a truth that may slay me, than I be consoled by falsehoods!”


“Don’t you ever tell anyone else the words you’ve just told me” with a such a phone call started one of our days at the Children’s Department of our Medical Center. On the phone was a mom, who recently consulted our center regarding the health of her child. The conclusion of our doctors, after the child’s examination, was that her condition is so severe that it won’t allow her to undergo physical therapy at our center. Even more: physical therapy as such is contraindicated for this child, because of exercise being so draining on her.

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No pill can cure Scoliosis!

Author: Yaropolk Pshyk, physical therapist, Director of the Medical Center of Physical Therapy and Pain Medicine “Innovo”

Your child seems healthy and then it turns out he/she has scoliosis? What are the causes of this affliction? And what can you do to ensure that there is no need for the “scoliosis” word in your family lexicon?

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Video help for parents of children with special needs

Together with the Maltese aid service we started shooting a series of instructional video on caring for children with special needs. In the first video we will show you how to put the child with severe motor disorders into the correct position . Team “Innovo”, film crew MJoy Multimedia and especially our little star Vira all have been trying very hard! Soon you will be able to see the results of our endeavor for yourself!


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Author: Zakhar Kozii, physical therapist

Yuriy Bashchuk photography (

Remembering my first day of work at the rehabilitation center for children with special needs. I came to work early in the morning, so as to be on time. I looked around and saw that everyone is getting ready to go somewhere. And I knew that the staff in this rehabilitation center often takes the children to fascinating places:natural wells and springs, the city parks, the cinema, theater or different art exhibitions. But had no idea where we were going this time. Do you know how one feels during his first day at work? Somehow like you’re not in your place. I was yet “walled off” from everyone, didn’t know who is who. Later I learned that we were going to the natural well in Rakivets. I helped a driver to put the wheelchairs into a car. We all got into the car. I was given a child to hold,a three year old boy. And we went. 

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”A double treatment”

During one of the sessions of physical therapy in our medical center, the child looked very tired, although the rehabilitation course has started just a few days ago, and he shouldn’t have been so exhausted. In conversation with physical therapists he said that after the training at “Innovo”, lasting two and a half hours, his mother, instead of giving him the opportunity to rest after the exercise, immediately took him to some woman for a massage. And,as it was clear from the words of the child, that so-called “specialist” also applied manual therapy.

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I have to work out, because I know how it feels, when it hurts”


Irina with her daughter Nastya in Montenegro: “During the holidays I didn’t have any problems, I felt well”.

Author: Iryna Kondratiuk

You think it’s absurd: to work out, when in pain? Iryna Dubinina, a citizen of Lviv, also thought that way… when, suffering from spinal hernia, she began to engage herself in physical therapy. Physical therapy was the most effective method of treatment that she had ever tried and it helped her avoid surgery.

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