FAQ

How to apply for a treatment session

To be admitted for treatment, please:
1. Send the following documents: recent (within 1 month) medical report by one of the patient’s doctors stating the diagnosis and current condition of the patient, copy of patient identity document by our e-mail: office@icmr.eu
2. Receive an acceptance into the treatment program. The documents will be reviewed by our medical staff and if there are no contraindications, we will notify you by email or fax of the patient’s acceptance into the treatment program.
3. Select available treatment course. After receiving an acceptance into the treatment, please call: + 357 253 13 338, +357 998 05 151 or email office@icmr.eu for selection of available treatment course.
4. To make 100% prepayment according to the attached invoice.
5. To make a booking and pay for a stay at a hotel in Larnaca and flights.
6. To make a pro-visa for a patient and accompanying persons.
The documents on admission for the treatment are as follows:
Children under 18 years:
- patient’s medical history of the illness;
- 2 X-rays projections of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spinal column;
- certificate concerning the patient’s epidemiological environment;
- passport of the person accompanying the patient; the child’s birth certificate.
The accompanying person must remain at the center during the treatment course.
Adults:
- patient’s medical history of the illness;
- 2 X-rays projections of the cervical and lumbar regions of the spinal column;
- passport or any other document identifying the person.

Are there effects on physical functions which are not directly connected with mobility?

In many cases, there was an improvement in the autonomous nervous system of the patients as well as in their psychoemotional situation. 40 % of the patients indicated a decrease in their vegetative dysfunction (flow of saliva, sweating, etc.); the symptoms remained constant in 57 % of the patients. There was an increase in the ability to concentrate in 66 % of the patients; 64 % were attested a larger vocabulary and 79 % an improvement in language quality.

Were there complications as a result of the treatment?

No. There are no known complications in connection with the treatment.

Are the successes long-term, or is everything at home the same as it was before therapy after a short while?

There was stabilization in the case of 49 % of the patients and even a further improvement in 40 % as regards the results obtained by the therapy between the stays in Lviv, which amounted to periods of 6 – 8 months, during which the physiotherapy that was learned from us was continued in addition to swimming, cycling, massage, etc. Intensive training is used to build up new stable movement patterns in this period, which is called a “stablization and effect intensification phase”, and for which the “intensive correction phase” has created a completely new physiological basis. There is thus an intensification, i.e. an improvement, in the effects. There is the requirement, however, that intensive work is continued with the patients at home also.

What can be done at home in addition to therapy?

The changes in the patients should be noted very objectively, for example, in a diary.
Changes might involve:

  • changed condition of the musculature
  • new movements, positions, functions
  • also changes in the functioning of internal organs, such as digestion, control of bowel movements, urine control
  • changes in vision, hearing, attentiveness
  • changed speech (new words, more understanding of language)
  • changed precision motor skills, for example, when painting or writing.

Small, objective measurements should also be noted in this diary, such as circumference of arm and leg musculature as information on muscle development; body size, weight, colour of the skin (condition of the circulation of the blood), remarks on appetite and sleep. All changes which are noticed in the patient are important and should be recorded.

When should a further stay in Ukraine take place?

The length of the period between the treatments is discussed and agreed; both the degree of disability on the part of the patient and his or her reaction to the treatment are important. When the condition of the patient has stabilized, the period between the treatments increases, until possibly one check-up per year is necessary. The body is usually ready after 6 to 8 months for another intensive period of therapy. Now, during a further stay in our rehabilitation centre, and depending on the clinical picture of the patient, physiotherapies, treadmill training and a special joint unlocking system of the key joints involving a modified manual therapy that we have also developed are additionally used in the second “intensive correction phase”, frequently in addition to the therapeutic procedures which have already been used during the first block of therapy.

How should the success of therapy be assessed overall?

Releasing the blockages and learning new movement patterns result in a markedly improved quality of life for the patients who have been treated following the Intensive Neurophysiological Rehabilitation System. New motivation promotes the will to therapy both of children with cerebral paresis as well as of their parents. Many children take great strides toward independence.

What should also be brought along at the time of treatment?
  • Reports of medical and neurological as well as psychological and orthopaedic examinations.
  • Neurophysiological reports, e.g. EECs, EMGs (electromyographies), if available, x-rays of the vertebral column and hips.
  • Allergy tests in respect of bee stings because of the apitherapy carried out in the rehabilitation centre.

(No report should be more than one year old at the beginning of treatment.)

What is the age of the patients who can be treated?

This is dependent firstly on their diseases. Treatment is possible as of an age of 6 months; the prognosis is usually best for younger children, especially in cases of infantile cerebral paresis. The earlier therapy is started, the greater are the chances for the success of the treatment and rehabilitation, since the child’s brain has a great ability to compensate (plasticity) and pathological movement patterns have not yet fully developed.

What is Dr. med. Kozijavkin’s attitude toward muscle and bone operations?

Generally speaking, Dr. med. V. Kozijavkin takes a rather reserved attitude toward these operations, especially in the case of children before they have finished growing. Because younger children have a very great therapeutic potential, therapy during the course of development results in many operations being assessed as unnecessary, if not even making matters worse. Frequently, the achieved effect of the operation is purely cosmetic, not functional. Orthopaedic operations on children should usually be considered only if there is no more potential left in terms of therapy and rehabilitation.

Which conferences include information on the INRS in their materials?
  • Autumn-Winter Congress for Social Paediatrics in Bressanone, Italy, 1993
  • International Symposium on Current Problems in Neuroorthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Murau, Austria, September 1994
  • Premier Congrès de la Fédération Européenne des Sociétés de Neurologie, Marseilles, France 1995
  • Autumn Seminar Congress for Social Paediatrics, Bressanone, Italy, 1996
  • 2nd Bavarian-Ukrainian Symposium for Paediatricians, Munich, Germany, 1996
  • The First World Congress of the “Neuro-Developmental Treatment Concept”, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1997
  • Easter Seminar Congress for Social Paediatrics in Bressanone, Italy, 1997
  • Autumn Seminar Congress for Social Paediatrics, Bressanone, Italy, 1997
  • 11th Mediterranean Congress of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Valencia, Spain, May 1998
  • International Child Neurology Congress, Ljubljana, Slovenia, September 1998
Is the Intensive Neurophysiological Rehabilitation System (INRS) following Dr. Kozijavkin’s method recognized in Ukraine?

Yes. The Scientific Department of the Ministry of Health in Ukraine has tested this system and confirmed official recognition. More than 100 scientific publications have been written on this topic and discussed at various international congresses.

Where is Prof. Dr. med. Kozijavkin’s Treatment Centre?

The treatment is carried out in the new Treatment Centre, which is designed for the special requirements of disabled patients. In addition to its comfortable and superbly equipped treatment rooms, this Treatment Centre has a cafeteria with a large playroom for young patients as well as having video monitoring facilities. The Treatment Centre lies in the picturesque landscape on the margins of the Carpathian Mountains in the well-known Ukrainian spa of Truskavets. One hundred kilometres away, there is one of Europe’s most famous cities of culture, Lviv. This city can be rightly called one of the treasures of Ukrainian culture and is well worth visiting for its architecture, museums and opera.

Accommodation in Larnaca

The representative office of the International Clinic of Rehabilitation in Larnaca has reached a preliminary agreement with Sveltos hotel 3 * on accommodation of children and their accompanying persons arriving at rehabilitation in 2015 under a special conditions.

The cost of accommodation for patients and their accompanying persons is 26 EUR for adults and 12 EUR for children aged from 2 to 12 years old, the full board system (excluding drinks) – 15 EUR for adults and 7,5 EUR for children. Children under 2 years old receive board and lodging services free of charge. The board and lodging for children after 12 years old are charged as adults.

Special price conditions are provided by the hotel after approval by the representative office the confirmation of the rehabilitation course.

Sveltos hotel 3 * is located 10 minutes away from the clinic.

The cost of daily transfer hotel-clinic-hotel is 20 EUR.

A transfer airport-hotel-airport is 36 EUR.

Sveltos Hotel***
Arhbishop Makarios Str.
7041 Larnaca, Cyprus
Tel.: +357 248 249 00 / Fax: +357 248 249 01
www.sweltoshotel.com



tel: +357 253-13-338   +357 99-80-51-51

Amathountos Avenue №100,
Ay.Tychonas, 4532 Limassol
office@icmr.eu