Yayasan Peduli Kemanusiaan (YPK) Bali is a non-for-profit organisation which was founded in 2001 to provide rehabilitation for Balinese people who have a disability, and who are unable to access formal health care facilities. Clients of YPK receive physiotherapy as well as ongoing psychological and emotional support free of charge. Our programs relies on donation, in-kind and volunteer.
The rehabilitation center offers patients a multidisciplinary therapy approach, incorporating physiotherapy and occupational therapy.
The physiotherapy is a range of stretches and exercises tailored to the needs of each patient. In combination with the use of gym and clinic equipment, this type of therapy improves overall muscle function by increasing muscle flexibility, strength and endurance.
The physiotherapy consist of:
Manual therapy such as stretching
Occupational Therapy focuses on retraining muscle function to help patients independently perform day-to-day activities, such as eating, drinking, washing and getting dressed. In some cases YPK will prescribe mobility aides, such as arm splints, crutches, wheelchairs and braces to enable more independence for patients.
Occupancy therapy consist of:
Upper and lower limb classes
Daily living classes
In 2009 YPK launched their informal education program named “Life Skills for Children with Physically Disability”. This provides specialised modified education for children with physical disabilities.
It is delivered by professional teachers with the aim to improve children’s’ independence and self-confidence by combining basic education, social interaction and occupational therapy. This integrated program helps children to be independent, thus reducing the burden of care on their families. Indeed, it ultimately leads to greater respect for and acceptance of the disabled in Bali.
Mobile Clinic Program
The aim of the mobile clinic program is to be able to provide YPK services to more people who have a disability, especially those living in villages which are located far from the headquarters of YPK.
The mobile units consist of two fully modified vehicles with rehabilitation equipment suitable to assist up to 550 people per year. Not only do the physiotherapists provide treatment programs to people attending the clinics, they also educate and promote community awareness on various aspects of disabilities and home treatment.
Our BaliRungu is a program that provides assistance to people with a hearing disability by providing hearing assessments, access to an ENT specialist and subsidised hearing aids. The program also delivers education and public awareness on the prevention of hearing loss.