Rehabilitation Is combined; medical, physical, social, educational and vocational measures which aim to aid recovery from an injury, and to minimize and/or compensate for any functional alterations resulting from it.
The most important therapies are those that help people live their everyday lives. These include occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, psychological therapy, and therapies focused on daily function and community re-integration. A particular focus is given to improve mobility and strength, as this is the key to a person's independence. Rehabilitation also provides focuses on nutrition and creative parts of a person's recovery.
At Dar El Mona, assessment and program implementation are conducted by our skilled specialized rehabilitation team which consists of; Medical doctor/Physician , Physical therapist, Occupational therapist ,rehabilitation Nurses , Speech therapist , Dietician , Recreational therapist ,Psychologist ,Orthopedist and Patient & relatives who are also imporatan members of the rehab team.
The Rehabilitation Phase
Once the acute phase (of stroke, injury, surgery, trauma…) is over and the person has been stabilized, he or she enters the rehabilitation stage of treatment. Treatment during this phase has the goal of returning the person as much functioning and independent. Because all spinal cord injuries are different, a unique plan designed to help the person function and succeed in everyday life is designed.
The plan often includes the following:
- Helping the person understand his or her injuries
- Helping the person understand the details regarding his or her care
- Helping the person become as independent as possible in everyday activities such as bathing, eating, dressing, grooming, and wheelchair use
- Helping the person learn to accept a new lifestyle, especially pertaining to social, vocational (working), recreational, and housing options
- Helping the person learn how to instruct caregivers in how to assist them.