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Rehabilitation Medicine

Rehabilitation Medicine is a field that promotes best functional recovery and quality of life for clients with acquired disabilities from strokes, brain conditions, spinal cord injuries, bone and joint surgeries and injuries/trauma.

There are key Rehabilitation treatment goals at different stages of recovery from acute stages to long-term wellbeing in personal independence and community return to school, work and hobbies.

The Rehabilitation Program

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Rehabilitation medicine is designed to meet each client’s specific needs; therefore, each program and goal is different.

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Some general treatment components for rehabilitation programs include:

  • Treating the basic disease and preventing complications
  • Treating the disability and improving function
  • Providing adaptive tools and altering the environment
  • Teaching the client and family – helping them adapt to lifestyle changes

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The success of rehabilitation depends on many variables, including:

  • The nature and severity of the disease, disorder, or injury
  • The type and degree of any resulting impairments and disabilities
  • The overall health of the patient
  • Family support

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Areas covered in rehabilitation programs may include the following:

Client’s need

Example

Self-care skills, including activities of daily living (ADLs)

Feeding, grooming, bathing, dressing, toileting, and sexual function

Physical care

Nutritional needs, medicine, and skin care

Mobility skills

Walking, transfers, and self-propelling a wheelchair

Respiratory care

Ventilator care, if needed; breathing treatments and exercises to promote lung function

Communication skills

Speech, writing, and alternative methods of communication

Cognitive skills

Memory, concentration, judgment, problem-solving, and organizational skills

Socialization skills

Interacting with others at home and within the community

Vocational training

Work-related skills

Pain management

Medicine and alternative methods of managing pain

Psychological counseling

Identifying problems and solutions with thinking, behavioral, and emotional issues

Family support

Assistance with adapting to lifestyle changes, financial concerns, and discharge planning

Education

Patient and family education and training about the condition, medical care, and adaptive techniques

4 Helpful Things to note for your first visit:

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​1) Come with all the medications that you are on presently

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2) Bring along your medical records and XRays with reports

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3) You are encouraged to come with a supportive family member or close friend who may contribute to deeper understanding of your rehab

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4) Come dressed comfortably such that a physical examination could be facilitated for the body region with affected

Meet Our Chronic Pain Management & Rehabilitation Physician:

Senior Rehabilitation Physician (Chronic Pain Rehabilitation)
MRCP (UK), MBBS (Singapore), FAMS (Rehabilitation Medicine)

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