Physical rehabilitation services are aimed at treating people experiencing a variety of conditions associated with a serious injury or illness. This level of care is generally provided in a facility with the necessary equipment and access to trained staff, such as a nursing care centre. However, in minor cases it may be possible to rehabilitate at home.
The main goal of any physical rehabilitation service is to restore the movement and function, whether partially or fully, that has been lost as the result of a serious injury.
Treatment can range from a short stay, or “sitting services” in one of our care centres, without the need of special equipment for less severe cases, up to the more comprehensive level provided in a residential facility that takes in to account the physical, emotional, and other factors involved in helping the resident return to and maintain the quality of life they previously enjoyed.
Some physical rehabilitation services are dedicated to specific issues, such as sport-related injuries, while others provide a more general approach and have access to a wider range of equipment and skills of our team members.
In most cases, the resident will have already received a recommendation for physical rehabilitation following the initial diagnosis and treatment of the underlying issue. However, it is still necessary to be assessed by trained physical rehabilitation team member who will formulate a plan of treatment.
Contact us to find out more about our physical rehabilitation services or simply visit one of our nursing care centres in person. Our team members will be happy to talk you through the process and help with any further questions.
Physical rehabilitation services are available at our nursing care centres including:
|Hertfordshire||Elstree & Borehamwood||Forest Care Village|
|London||Camden NW5||Ash Court Care Centre|
|London||Islington N1||Bridgeside Lodge Care Centre|
|Norfolk||Hingham||Hassingham House Care Centre|
Physical rehabilitation services are for people of all ages and from all walks of life who need assistance in recovering from a serious injury or illness. Common examples include workplace injury, car accident, stroke, surgery, heart condition, spinal injury, and so on.
Through the use of physical rehabilitation services, individuals may be able to avoid surgery altogether, or lessen the frequency and severity of surgeries, as well as lessen the severity of pain without taking large doses of opioids.
After the injury or illness has been safely treated and it is deemed appropriate to do so, residents may be referred to a rehabilitation service by their healthcare provider. However, it is often difficult to predict whether rehabilitation will be necessary in any particular case, and so residents may find that they need to ask for it specifically at a later time if the need arises.
Each resident will receive a course of treatment that is tailored to their needs, based on the type of injury or illness and the remaining issues as a result of it. This process may take only a few days, or it could require months or years of ongoing treatment, depending on the initial diagnosis and how well the body responds to the required method of treatment.
In general, physical rehabilitation involves:
- Examination and assessment
- Clinical diagnosis and prognosis
- Short and long-term planning
- Physical therapy based on individual assessment
- Recommended plan for continued self-care and exercises