December 16, 2022, will forever be etched in the history of our clinic as a day of irreparable loss, challenging to comprehend and even harder to accept. On this day, we lost the renowned Dr. Volodymyr Kozyavkin — famous doctor, scientist, Hero of Ukraine, academician of the National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine, and recipient of the State Prizes of Ukraine—whose generous, sincere heart ceased to beat.
Who was he to the world?
The author of one of the four cerebral palsy rehabilitation methods internationally recognized by the medical community. He was a phenomenon, admired for his expertise, drawing people worldwide to learn from his experience and forge cooperation agreements.
Who was he to Ukraine?
He was a symbol, a national brand of pride, and a charismatic personality. His monumental contributions to national medical science and practice were acknowledged with the highest awards and titles.
The Kozyavkin Method, an Intensive neurophysiological rehabilitation system, has been officially recognized and recommended for medical and rehabilitation institutions since the 90s.
Who is he to us?
The founder of our clinic, a second home to many. A teacher who generously imparted his knowledge, skills, and experience. A mentor who taught us empathy, result-oriented focus, the drive for continuous learning, and the expansion of what's possible. He remains all these things to us. This past year, without Volodymyr Kozyavkin, we've continued to work as though he were still here: guiding, advising, and offering wisdom. We've welcomed patients, trained authorized clinics, and held scientific conferences for fellow rehabilitation specialists.
We remember his words: 'I would really like people to understand that you cannot live in the past, and you shouldn't live for tomorrow - you must live for today!'
We've opened a new medical center in Kuwait that adopts the Professor Kozyavkin Method and are planning another in Saudi Arabia. We continue his life's work just as he did - with conscientiousness, responsibility, and an eye towards the future. We believe this is the best way to honor his memory and his remarkable legacy in the world of medical rehabilitation.