A rehabilitation specialist keeps patients on track with their physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology, or psychiatric rehab due to an accident or chronic condition. Services are rendered on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Rehabilitation can take place in a hospital setting or coordinated with a medically based program, nursing homes or ambulatory centers.
Symptoms and Treatments Needing Rehabilitation?
The most common conditions that are in need of rehabilitation therapy are stroke, spinal cord injury, amputation, brain injury, burns or advanced osteoarthritis. Rehabilitation plans are decided upon based on an evaluation and set forth by the individual, their family, and the doctors who treated the condition. The amount of time needed to devote to rehabilitation therapy will also vary on the severity of the condition or accident. Some patients have to go everyday, once a week or as often as necessary. Families and caregivers are encouraged to participate in the process.
It was a triumphant return to Roper Rehabilitation Hospital. I was powered by my own two feet – not a limp in sight – appropriately dressed in street clothes (“It’s nice to see you dressed up,” Dr. Douglas McGill said.) and excited to learn about the... Continue Reading