OHSU Healthcare Topic Search: Rehabilitation
Stroke rehabilitation works best when the patient, family, and rehabilitation staff works together as a team. Family members must learn about impairments and disabilities caused by the stroke and how to help the patient achieve optimal function again.
A rehabilitation nurse specializes in helping people with disabilities and chronic illness to reach their best function and health, and to adapt to an altered lifestyle.
Detailed information on physical medicine and rehabilitation
The goal of musculoskeletal rehab is to help you return to the highest level of function and independence possible.
Neurological rehabilitation is a physician-supervised program designed for people with diseases, trauma, or disorders of the nervous system. Neurological rehabilitation can often improve function, reduce symptoms, and improve the well-being of the patient.
Detailed information on cancer rehabilitation, including members of the rehabilitation team
Rehabilitation services are provided in many different places, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health centers.
A pulmonary rehabilitation program is tailored to meet the needs of the individual patient and the specific lung problem or disease.
Detailed information on the most common types of rehabilitation, including cardiac rehabilitation, pulmonary rehabilitation, cancer rehabilitation, musculoskeletal rehabilitation, and neurological rehabilitation
Cardiac rehabilitation programs can be conducted while a person is a hospital inpatient or on an outpatient basis.
PM and R is a medical specialty that works to restore function for a person who has been disabled as a result of a disease, disorder, or injury.
Case managers usually don't provide direct patient care, but may work either as part of the rehab team or for the patient's insurance company.