16:36 | 26.09.22 | News | 5420

Awillpower to live the life re-found: Viva-MTS’s orthosis program underway

To support soldiers wounded in the course of the 44-day war, Viva-MTS and the Homeland Defenders organization have joined hands to implement orthosis program.

For rehabilitation of soldiers who have suffered spine cord, brain, as well as upper and lower limb injuries, orthoses are fundamental to prevent post-traumatic complications. Harout is one of the beneficiaries of the program and is doing pretty well owing to his commitment and the efforts of physiotherapists working with him.

“Harout is an officer. He knows what order is, he has motivation and commitment. In spite of the serious injuries he got, positive changes are here. There are things to be fixed yet, because of the weakness in his muscles. So, we now move ahead to applying an orthosis to change his manner of walking and make it smoother. Orthosis makes Harout’s life easier, besides, it does not require additional efforts, and saves him energy,” Hayk Khachatryan, one of the kinesitherapists working with Harout says.

There is still a lot to do with Harout. The captain, who regularly travels to Yerevan from Syunik to get the needed treatment, is taking the required courses at the Homeland Defenders rehabilitation center. The specialists of the center spare no effort to support servicemen who have been through war. The 100 orthoses obtained with the support of Viva-MTS, are more than just means to restore physically; they also help to restore from psychological traumas.