What is Rehabilitation Therapy?
Become stronger with help from inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation therapy. This service is an essential part of your recovery from an accident, illness or hospitalization. The three most common types of therapy are physical, occupational and speech therapy. People of all ages can benefit from rehabilitation therapy.
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Rehabilitation therapy is vital to your recovery
Rehabilitation therapy helps you recover after an accident, illness or hospitalization. You may need one or more types of rehabilitation therapy depending on your goals and the level of your physical limitations. You’ll work with your physician to determine which treatment is right for you. Learn more about the three types of rehabilitation therapy below.
This type of therapy helps people of all ages return to normal activities through a variety of exercises, massage, assistive devices and education to increase strength and improve balance, endurance, mobility and safety. Physical therapists specialize in pain management, stroke recovery, post-surgical procedures, traumatic brain injury and degenerative disease rehabilitation.
- Decreases pain, swelling and inflammation
- Improves range of motion, coordination and balance
- Increases strength and endurance
- Prevents disability
- Teaches skills for fall prevention and safety
This type of therapy instructs and coaches people to manage the activities of daily living and assists them in achieving independence in self-care, bathing, dressing, eating and meal preparation. Occupational therapists often work side by side with physical therapists and speech-language pathologists.
- Restores ability or teaches alternative methods for activities such as bathing, dressing, eating and meal preparation
- Prevents further deterioration
- Provides skills for stress management and coping with the physical and emotional effects of disability
This type of therapy helps people regain important communication skills. Speech-language pathologists help those who have experienced a stroke, brain injury, early cognitive decline, voice changes or side effects from medication. They can also help with information recall, problem-solving, focus and more.
- Improves speech and language abilities
- Treats conditions that involve speaking, listening, writing, reading and gesturing
- Provides new methods of communication
- Improves swallowing ability
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