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What is Rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a treatment approach designed to maximize human performance and recovery after a serious injury, illness or surgery. It is aimed at restoring the physical, cognitive, psychological and social function of the patient.

What does Rehabilitation aim at?

The goal of a rehabilitation program varies depending on the patient’s needs but is aimed at achieving a the best recovery possible. This may not be "back to normal,"  but as good as a person can be given the injuries sustained. The rehabilitation team works uses exercise. medications  and other treatments to help to regain the strength, range of motion, the ability to walk and care for one's self.

What are the various Techniques used during Rehabilitation?

A rehabilitation program often includes medications, injection therapy, stretching and strengthening exercises, massage, stability exercises, heat therapy and much more.  In addition to a physiatrist, physical, occupational dn speech therapists are often included to provide specific treatments. 

  • Stretching and strengthening exercises to improve the flexibility and range of motion of joints and muscles at the injured site.
  • Massage techniques relieve the tension of the muscles and improve range of motion and function
  • Stability exercises help restore the functions and movements of muscles and joints damaged by neurological disease
  • These interventions may be provided in addition to oral or injected medications prescribed by the physiatist addition to the above-mentioned treatments, your physiotherapist may instruct special exercises following surgery depending upon the type of injury and type of surgery.

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