Rehabilitation ("rehab")

A rehabilitation should help to be affected as little as possible in everyday life by the consequences of an illness and to avert a disability or need for care. Find out here what forms there are and who bears the costs

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What is rehabilitation ("rehab")?

Rehabilitation can be translated as "restoration". With the help of rehabilitation, patients should be able to cope with the consequences of an illness or an accident in such a way that they can cope as well as possible in everyday life. Various medical, therapeutic, educational, professional and social measures are used for this purpose, depending on which rehabilitation goals are to be achieved. In medical rehabilitation, for example, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech therapy are used. In addition, the therapists provide the patients with various aids, such as corsets and walking aids. The patients are also given psychological support, neuropsychological therapy, medication and training. In addition, artistic and body-oriented therapies are used to train skills. In many situations it is important to involve relatives in the treatment. Rehabilitation also includes testing the patient's ability to cope with stress, gradually reintegrating them into work, qualifying them or retraining them, and adapting the workplace and living space.