that rehabilitation can involve many issues including
that rehabilitation can involve many issues including:
* pain caused by arthritis, injury to the neck or back or disease conditions such
* serious injuries resulting in traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries
* other injuries such as sports injuries and carpal tunnel syndrome and work
* disease conditions such as a heart attack or other heart conditions, stroke,
osteoporosis, cancer and post-polio syndrome
* musculoskeletal issues such as joint replacement surgery and other surgeries to
repair bones and muscles
* some conditions causing vertigo (dizziness), such as benign paroxysmal
positional vertigo and Ménière's disease.
Whatever the condition, one of the most important keys to recovery is participation.
results from several studies stress the role of physical activity in rehabilitation.
Rehab can happen at many locations - a doctor's office, a physical therapy center at
a hospital or even at home.
you should take an active role in planning your rehabilitation.
You should set meaningful goals. Both long-term and short-term goals are important.
Short-term goals are things you should reasonably be able to do in 1 to 2 weeks. They
are the building blocks to get you to your ultimate long-term goals, and they may be
revised many times over the course of rehab.
It is important that you communicate with your rehab team. Often there's more than
one way to achieve results. If one exercise is not working for you, let your team
know. They may be able to recommend another approach.
Surviving the initial phase of an illness or injury was your first success. Playing a
major role in your recovery plan - and adding some physical activity to your daily
routine - can help speed you along the way.