State Ltd "Daugavpils Psychoneurological Hospital" Rehabilitation department offers the following services:

- Psychological counseling;
- Physiotherapy;
- Massage;
- Ergotherapy;
- Art or ART - therapy (clay treatment, drawing, sand therapy, work with polymer plastic, felting , work with flour and salt);
- Physical therapy (choreography);
- Music Therapy;
- Floristics;
- Specialised workshops (sewing studio, craft studio, work with cardboard (box production and processin), wood processing (making frames)).

It is important to note that the day center clients are given psychiatric and social rehabilitation by a team of professionals.

The most important methods by which this work is carried out, provide for the client to function successfully developing the necessary skills or resources to the development , which is necessary to maintain or strengthen a client's current level of functioning or return client back to the society.

The term " rehabilitation " reflects the fact that the focus is on improving the patient's functioning in a certain environment. Social rehabilitation is a form of help realized by a team of professionals that contribute to:
- Restoration and enhancement of social skills;
- Recovery of the social status;
- Integration in the community.

Development and rehabilitation of social skills promote social inclusion.

It is important for rehabilitation service provider to build relationships with the recipient based on trust, respect and mutual understanding. Specialists offer patients the opportunity to develop independent living skills, providing resources, circumstances and environment. A person has the choice of how actively and fully to participate in the rehabilitation process.

Psychologist - a specialist in-depth knowledge of man, human behavior, emotional world, thinking, behavior and relationships with other people. Psychologists usually consult in case of uncertain questions or life difficulties, which commonly are temporary and related to the ongoing present. Psychological counseling includes crisis situations too. Psychological support is provided for the spiritual, emotional, behavioral disorders and other psychological problems.

In most cases, psychological counseling is short-term and focused on the current difficulties without an in-depth insight into the person's personality and life.

Psychologists advise (consulting focuses on awareness of disorders, mitigation, prevention, and resource detection and refinement), do psychological research and prepare resolutions.

Are made :

  1. Psychodiagnostics, psychological inferences. Elaboration of psychologist recommendations for future rehabilitation work;
  2. Individual counseling and advice - to help clients address the psychological (internal and interpersonal) problems;
  3. Working with taining groups:
    - Training of emotional competence;
    - Relaxing activities with the use of a video;
    - Training of cognitive function and social adaptation skills.

Physiotherapy - movement therapy method, comprising: physical training, massage, manual therapy, physical therapy.

Medical gymnastics - it is therapeutic, prophylactic and medical rehabilitation package that uses specially selected and methodically detailed physical exercises. Physical exercise, therapeutic activities based on a strictly metered load, applied in sick and debilitated people.

Massage - mechanical and reflex techniques for acting on the human tissues and organs, through pressure, honing, vibratory movement of the human body.

Massage take a relaxing effect on the body, which improves all physiological systems.

Manual therapy - therapeutic system of a special hand techniques that allows a person to solve problems related to the spine, joints, muscles and ligaments.

Physical therapy – the aim is health improvement and health promotion. Physical therapy factors impact the body through the skin, respiratory tract, tissues and organs:

  • reduce pain,
  • reduce inflammation,
  • normalize organ functions disrupted,
  • increase the body 's resistance.

Occupational therapy rehabilitation is one of the sectors that promote involvement in themselves important in daily activities, thus promoting independence, health and well-being. Occupational therapy main objective - to promote an individual's health and independence in all circumstances of life.

The occupational therapist is a qualified medical practitioner (functional specialist) with higher education participating in the patient's medical treatment, rehabilitation and social process. The occupational therapist will work with the knowledge of the activity and its dysfunction, use of targeted activity to prevent the failure or incapacity and to develop an individual's independence in everyday life. The occupational therapist also encourages people to adapt to new conditions, and the activity of the therapeutic agent, reduces the person's physical or mental dysfunction. 

Art therapy is a human soul, emotions, thoughts, experiences and feelings presentation of the art form that is internal, deep therapeutic healing process, with the aim to harmonize the physical, mental and emotional totality. So - the art of therapeutic agents to help recover from the emotional trauma, crisis, mental, social and relationship conflicts, facilitates the self-understanding and personal fulfillment by developing management skills in various difficulty levels. Art therapy uses medical, psychotherapeutic and artistic concepts, creative way to express feelings, thoughts, emotions and inner feelings.

Art therapy process is carried out in the presence of a professional art therapist and as a result, can facilitate a variety of chronic conditions, improve and speed up the recovery and healing process, resolve acute for life problems, relieve stress and overcome obstacles. Art develops creativity, free, raised and harmony, allowing to see new opportunities and resources for your personal growth. With various art materials, techniques, and tasks can be deeper access to the subconscious and promote feelings of emotion and disclosure. Art therapy is individually and in groups.

Working with clay in art therapy provides intense tactile experience. Are involved in the fingers, hands, doing a variety of movements - compression, kneading, pounding, rolling, piercing, flattening, etc. Therefore, clay art therapy can be successfully used to strengthen the feeling and motor function. Bodily movements of working with clay offers great potential for non-verbal communication, helps express emotions, get rid of emotion. Clay is a pliable, it is easy modifiable, allowing both the creation and destruction. Therefore, clay art therapy is often used to study the unpleasant feelings. 

Working with a clay:

       * Develops and updates the finger dexterity;

* Develops spatial thinking and understanding of the form;

* Trais attention and patience;

* Increases the ability to concentrate;

* Develops creativity and the ability to speak the language of art, etc.

Client or patient requires no previous experience or skill in the art, the challenge is to create an aesthetic work, but your sense of imagery.

Music therapy is one of the - art therapy specialization in which customers or patients at multiple health and social problems and dealing with an individual or group therapeutic environment and therapeutic relationships used in the context of music and its means of expression, musical equipment and the idea of ​​an idea, experience, feelings, emotions, needs, problems and manifesting reflection to arrive at changes in emotional state and way of thinking, the more complete physical, emotional, social inclusion.

Is passive (receptive) and active (creative) music therapy. Passive music therapy, the patient is playing music , active music therapy, he was singing and playing music itself and /or with the therapist. The most commonly used music therapy techniques are special, suitable for the client's needs :

  • listening to the music;
  • vocal and instrumental improvisation;
  • movement.

Music therapy helps children with behavioral, concentration disorders such as overactive children or children with autistic features , emotionally unstable, aggressive and depressive children with music therapy learn to express themselves in a socially responsible manner is no longer doing harm to themselves and others. 

Dance and movement therapy, art is a form of therapy that uses movement to improve the physical, emotional, cognitive (perception, memory, thinking) and social health. Dance and movement therapy process, as opposed to dance and physical therapy, importance of physical and emotional aspect of the synthesis. With different body techniques it is possible to recognize the link between emotion, mind, and body sensations . This experience can be a bridge to personal insights and new ideas.

What can you get from dance and movement therapy?

- Increase self-esteem , self- awareness and personal autonomy;

- Develop, enhance the body's self-image, to promote self-acceptance;

- Experience the thinking, feelings and actions related;

- Divulge and learn to cope with too intense thoughts and feelings;

- Reducing stress;

- Come into contact with the internal resources and their creative potential;

- Exploring the existential questions (the meaning of life, choice, responsibility etc.);

- To improve communication skills, develop trust relationships;

- Check their impact in relation to other;

- Get support, feedback from group members;

- Provide support to others to share the experience lived by a group of participants. 

Occupational Therapy is based on the therapeutic effect of the work on the customer's mental state, the body's overall tone, metabolism, etc. Occupational therapy related to certain elements of creative work, raising awareness of human values​​. Without therapeutic effects of occupational therapy plays a role in the acquisition of new job skills to be able to do any useful work if the previous working sickness or injury lost. Working therapies are dependent on human health. A local functional impairment (reduced mobility after an injury, surgery, inflammation, etc.) used in occupational therapy forms that require work specific muscle groups, increasing movement rate (woodworking, cutting, binding, sewing, knitting, etc.)


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