The role of physical rehabilitation is to help regain and restore the pain-free life, comfortable movement and overall health that a person experienced prior to an injury, illness or disability.
1. Who Needs Physical Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is for people who have lost abilities that they need for daily life. Some of the most common causes include:
- Injuries and trauma, including burns, fractures, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries
- Severe infections
- Major surgery
- Side effects from medical treatments, such as cancer treatments
- COVID-19-related illness
- Certain birth defects and genetic disorders
- Developmental disabilities
- Chronic musculoskeletal pain, including lower back pain and neck pain
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2. What are the goals of rehabilitation?
The overall goal of rehabilitation is to help you get your abilities back and regain independence. But the specific goals are different for each person. They depend on what caused the problem, whether the cause is ongoing or temporary, which abilities you lost, and how severe the condition is. For example:
- A person who has had a stroke may need rehabilitation to relearn the skills that were lost due to brain damage.
- An active person who has had an injury may go through sports rehabilitation to try to return to exercise.
- A person who has had a major surgery may need rehabilitation to regain strengths and range of motion.
- Someone who has been affected with COVID-19 may get pulmonary rehabilitation to breathe better and improve their quality of life.
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