Linda Mograbi
United States New York 
For the past three summers, my 12-year-old son, Sammy and I have traveled from New York to the Ukraine so that he can participate in the INRS treatment program at the International Clinic of Rehabilitation in Truskavets. Sammy has cerebral palsy in the form of spastic quadriplegia, athetosis and a stubborn ATNR (asymmetrical tonic neck reflex) that prevents him from bringing his hands to midline for functional movements. He can use a manual wheelchair and a walker with minimal assistance.

After each session Sammy has shown a notable, overall reduction in muscle tone, a greater range of motion in his joints, improvement in articulation and cognitive function and a reduction in his ATNR. He continued to show functional improvements for several months following the trip. Each year, I schedule a visit to our neurologist shortly after our return and these changes have been documented. Sammy has been able to maintain most of his gains and improve upon some by following the home therapy/activity recommendations made by Dr. Kozijavkin. Because of Sammy’s extraordinary results, we plan to continue a yearly visit to the Clinic as part of his rehabilitation and to share our experiences with parents and professionals.

The accommodations are excellent, the staff is skilled, kind and professional, the food is healthful, the trip is long but manageable, the cost is reasonable and the results are remarkable. An itemized daily treatment plan/receipt is issued with American insurance codes. Since the majority of patients are European, it is advisable to plan your trip when other Americans will be attending to provide optimal socialization opportunities for parent and child.
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