Physiotherapy treatments help Akim Jerusalem residents deal with the physical problems that characterize them (paralysis, arthritis, muscular dystrophy, epilepsy and Down syndrome), reduce the risk of falls that increase in old age and contribute to an increase in their functional level.
Hydrotherapy treatments for Akim Jerusalem residents, practicing in the water has many benefits that affect the patient both physically and mentally. Staying in the pool allows greater freedom of movement, especially for people with physical disabilities.
Therapeutic riding is a therapy that helps people with disabilities and has been found to have very positive effects on the residents on a behavioral, social and emotional level. Studies show that various anxiety disorders are very common among people with intellectual disabilities and especially in old age, for many residents, cycling treatments reduce anxiety and encourage independence and a sense of ability.
Akim-Jerusalem runs a weekly program that aims to provide tools and guidance to people with special needs to manage a healthy lifestyle. Among the topics taught in the program: good choices, maintaining a healthy weight and incorporating sports activities as part of the lifestyle. The sessions are made up of conversations, demonstrations and sports activities.