Medical Subject Headings (MeSH): Rehabilitation
Rehabilitation in healthcare refers to the process of helping individuals recover from injury, illness, or disability, with the goal of regaining their physical, mental, and functional abilities. Rehabilitation can involve physical, occupational, speech, and cognitive therapies, and may also include the use of assistive devices and technology.
Rehabilitation services are provided by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, including physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other specialists. The team works together to develop a customized rehabilitation plan that takes into account the individual’s specific needs, goals, and medical condition.
Rehabilitation is often a key component of the recovery process for individuals who have experienced a stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or other serious medical conditions. It can help patients recover their physical abilities, reduce pain, improve mobility and coordination, and regain independence.
In addition to treating physical impairments, rehabilitation can also address emotional, social, and psychological issues that may arise from injury or illness. The ultimate goal of rehabilitation is to help individuals return to their pre-injury or pre-illness level of function, or as close to it as possible, and improve their overall quality of life.