People often ask what is meant by ‘rehabilitation’. Rehabilitation is designed to help injured people regain the closest possible level of mental and physical ability which the person possessed prior to being injured. It helps an injured person to regain their independence as much as possible.
There are many different forms of injury or illness and rehabilitation means different things to different people. Rehabilitation will ensure that an injured person achieves optimal physical, psychological and social function and, where appropriate, helps them to stay at or return to work.
Examples of the differing aspects of rehabilitation are:
- Occupational therapy
- Practical treatment
- Counselling and psychological support
- Vocational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Sports and recreational therapy
- Care regimes, support programmes
- Neurological treatment