What is Rehabilitation?
Rehabilitation is defined as a process of assessment, treatment and management by which an individual, their family and carers are supported to reach their maximum potential in their physical, cognitive, social and psychological function and participation in society and quality of living.
Rehabilitation is broadly a goal-directed process which aims to reduce the impact of long-term conditions on daily life.
It can also help an injured person and their family cope with any ongoing disabilities.
Brain/head and spinal injuries generally require specialist rehabilitation carried out by a multidisciplinary team (MDT), some, if not all of whom have usually undergone specialist training in rehabilitation. The team are supported by a consultant who is trained and accredited in rehabilitation medicine.