Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente: medical treatment for disabled people with no resources
Aquatherapy for people with disabilities in São Paulo
The “Fisioterapia Acuática” project of the Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente (AACD) enables 200 people with physical disabilities and limited financial resources to access medical treatment.
The support of Fundación MAPFRE makes it possible for 200 patients from the Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente (AACD) to benefit from aquatherapy in the organization’s center in Mooca, in the eastern part of São Paulo. They all have either acquired or congenital physical disabilities and come from families with limited financial resources who could not otherwise afford treatment.
The project seeks to acquire resources to improve the aquatherapy care provided by AACD. The goal is to improve personalized care for people with physical disabilities, who do exercises and receive massage sessions with the aim of encouraging them to acquire skills in keeping with the motor function of each person.
The Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente was founded in 1950 with the mission of offering assistance to rehabilitate people with physical disabilities. Over the years, it has achieved major milestones, including opening the AACD hospital in the city of São Paulo, as well as setting up 13 rehabilitation centers and six orthopedic clinics all over Brazil.