What is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is a step-by-step process that helps people to recover. The goal of rehabilitation is to help people function as effectively as possible after a life-changing event.
Does physiotherapy involve rehabilitation?
Yes. Physiotherapy offers a range of specialized services of benefit to patients with heart and lung disease, traumatic, workplace and athletic injuries, amputations, arthritic joints, stroke, brain injury, spinal cord and nerve injury, cancer and pre and post-surgical needs.
Who needs rehabilitation?
A person that has had a stroke or spinal injury
A person that has been injured
A person that has had major surgery
A person that has had a heart attack
A person that has had an illness, including a mental illness
A person that needs help to reduce or stop their use of alcohol or drugs
A person that has spent a long time in hospital
What are the goals of rehabilitation?
To get patients moving again
To help patients regain their strength
To relearn old skills
To find new and different ways of doing things
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