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The Importance of Rehabilitation

Updated on December 16, 2007

Importance of Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation is defined as a combination of methods that are focused in restoring the patient’s useful life.  Whether you have been in an accident or just experienced a medical problem, rehabilitation could help your body achieve the normal daily functions by different kinds of recovery techniques.

Rehabilitation is important whether a patient has just been out from a hospital due to cardiac problems, if a patient has just been on a tragic accident, or if a patient has been abusing drugs or alcohol.

Whether physical or psychological, rehabilitation from diseases, injuries or disorders is important to improve one’s medical and mental health through different techniques, medication and support.

However, rehabilitation methods differ from one patient to the next. This is because patients of drug and alcohol abuse need to undergo withdrawal, behavior therapies, psychological support and other treatments to ensure immediate and long-lasting results. On the other hand, rehabilitation from injuries and diseases need constant care and supervision from health experts in improving function abilities and maintaining proper medical health.

Different Kinds of Rehabilitation

Any kind of rehabilitation strives to meet one goal – to improve the lives of those who have been diagnosed with a disease, who have experienced injuries or who have chronic drug addiction.

For patients who have been diagnosed with diseases, such as lung and heart problems, spinal disorders, cancer or other disease that may affect physical functions, rehabilitation can provide the needed help for the patients to return to work or home.

When a person undergoes rehabilitation after a disease, experts examine the patient by treating symptoms, addressing risk factors, providing counseling or family support and restoring the physical fitness.

If a person has gone through injuries from sports, accidents or other reasons, rehabilitation can help in improving functionality of movements and maximizing one’s health. Through this kind of rehabilitation, not only is the physical aspects covered, but also the mental, psychological and sociological aspects in achieving full recovery.

Rehabilitation from injuries requires constant care by providing exercise therapies to regain muscles lost and recover from trauma experienced by allowing contact to other patients who have experienced similar injuries.

Patients who need rehabilitation from alcohol or drug abuse require treatment programs that are as complicated as rehabilitation from injuries and diseases. This is because each treatment is conducted individually to fit the patient’s medical, physical and psychological needs.

Rehabilitation, regardless of cause and treatments needed, can help people in regaining their social status by enabling them to live normal and healthy lives.

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    • tulasihealthcare profile image

      Dr. Gorav Gupta 

      4 years ago from New Delhi

      Yes, Rehabilitation is a great process for making healthy society.

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      tulasi rehab 

      4 years ago

      We are a Rehabilitation Centre closely working with addiction and mental illness disorders. Pycho social rehabilitation is a must for patients surviving the ordeals posed by these diseases. It is not only the way of getting your life back but also a way to restore confidence,self esteem and faith in life.

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      11 years ago

      Good information. We have a brain injury rehab lens that might complement this one.

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      12 years ago

      Great lens! I'm building a lens about Classic Alcoholic Behavior - Take a look at this lens and rate it for me! Thanks, denman4


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