A continuous care and effort that would assist a person to get back, keep, or improve needed capabilities for the everyday life. The abilities lost may be physical, mental, and/or cognitive (thinking and learning). These abilities may have been lost due to a disease or injury, and it can also be due to a medication side effect. AWC Dubai Healthcare City provides comprehensive rehabilitation services for the younger ones.
Patients who require rehabilitations are experiencing one of the following difficulties:
Limitations in self-care
Impaired mobility, balance, and coordination
Limitations in joint strength and motion
Changes in memory, thought processing, reasoning, and rational thinking
Speech and communication problems
Causes! Who needs rehabilitation?
These difficulties may be a result of one of the following conditions:
Injuries and trauma like burns, fractures, traumatic brain injury, &spinal cord injuries
Major psychiatric condition like major depression, bipolar and schizophrenia.
Usually the results of rehabilitation differ from one person to another depending on several factors such as;
Cause of incapability
Severity of incapability
Type of incapability
Therefore, the goal of rehabilitation is to regain as much as possible from the lost skills or abilities and gain independence.
How it’s done?
In rehabilitation, you start with a treatment plan or program to start the journey in order to determine goals, plans and phases of treatment. Usually there would be several components to assist such as the health care providers, equipment and practice and other components such as;
Cognitive rehabilitation therapy to help you relearn or improve skills such as thinking, learning, memory, planning, and decision making
Mental health counseling
Music or art therapy to help you express your feelings, improve your thinking, and develop social connections
Assistive devices, which are tools, equipment, and products that help people with disabilities move and function
Occupational therapy to help you with your daily activities
Physical therapy to help your strength, mobility, and fitness
Recreational therapy to improve your emotional well-being through arts and crafts, games, relaxation training, and animal-assisted therapy
Speech-language therapy to help with speaking, understanding, reading, writing and swallowing
Treatment for pain
Vocational rehabilitation to help you build skills for going to school or working at a job
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