Rehabilitation is a care that can help you restore, maintain or improve the abilities you need for everyday life. You may have lost them due to illness or injury, or as a side effect of medical treatment. Rehabilitation can improve your daily routine and functioning. Some of the most common reasons include:
Rehabilitation may improve your daily life and function.
Rehabilitation helps to minimize or slow down the debilitating effects of chronic health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes, by equipping people with self-government strategies and the aids they need or by dealing with pain or other complications.
Rehabilitation is not only for people with prolonged or physical disabilities. Rather, rehabilitation is a basic health service for anyone with an acute or chronic health condition, disability or injury that restricts functioning, and as such should be available to anyone who needs it. Rehabilitation is not a luxury health service, nor is it an optional service to try only when other interventions to prevent or treat health fail.