Rehabilitation medicine involves helping an individual to achieve their personal goals. It is an active process of partnership between an individual and other agencies that aims to help an individual to live their life as fully as possible, minimising the impact of physical, psychological or social complications.
Neurological rehabilitation refers to the specific area of supporting people with neurological problems. Specialists will see people with a variety of different diagnoses, but who often experience very similar problems such as fatigue, spasticity, pain, bladder symptoms and impaired memory.
A programme of rehabilitation may take place in a hospital or in a community setting and should be tailored to meet the individual's health needs and goals. Treatment often involves several different types of health professional, including a rehab consultant, nurses and therapists.
Last reviewed: August 2014
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