Physical therapy recommendation?

rhanson1

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Can anybody recommend a facility in the Santiago area that can provide physical therapy for a young Dominican girl with no legs who is attempting to learn to walk on her new prosthetic legs?
 

windeguy

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Have her signed up for the free SENASA plan which is available for all Dominican citizens. There should be a physical therapy clinic in the area where she can then go at no charge.
 
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rhanson1

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Have her signed up for the free SENASA plan which is available for all Dominican citizens. There should be a physical therapy clinic in the area where she can then go at no charge.
Thank you for the suggestion. I know nothing about SENASA but I found their website. It appears that they are in the business of selling health insurance. I cannot find any mention of them providing physical therapy services to uninsured Dominicans. Am I missing something? https://www.arssenasa.gob.do/index.php/planes-complementarios/
 

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Does she have a primary care physician? Maybe they can help you with this.
 

rhanson1

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Does she have a primary care physician? Maybe they can help you with this.
Unfortunately no. The prosthetic legs were provided and installed by a charitable organization that provides prosthetics to poor Dominicans. https://www.centrodeprotesis.org/ I was able to get her fitted with the prosthetics by providing a with a donation to the Rotary Club in my hometown in the United States which is one of the sponsors of this organization. This is changed her life but she needs help learning to walk.
 

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I know the Plan Social de la Presidente ( Santo Dominingo Este) offers physical therapy. I've spoken to some people, usually elderly, waiting outside the gates early in the morning waiting to enter. It is a free service. Maybe contact them and they can help or refer you to some place.