Why Is Rehabilitation Important?

Many people ask why rehabilitation is so important. Whereas before many people relied on prescriptions or pain killers, rehabilitation is a comprehensive way to bring your body back to health. Among others, benefits include:

Physical

An injury makes the body work a little differently. There isn’t the freedom of movement the patient once enjoyed. Rehab is difficult, but some of that freedom could return with each session. For someone returning to a sport or physical work, the importance of rehabilitation is especially critical for range of movement.

Emotional

The emotional facets of injury and rehabilitation are many. The frustration of limited movement and working through rehab to restore function, or the sense of accomplishment when you succeed and return to work or sports with your body fully operational again, all restores your social and personal outlook, and helps to dispel the depression that comes with injury. Rehabilitation can often play a role in emotional stability.

The Future

Subacute rehabilitation teaches patients how the injury occurred, the effect it had on the body, and how rehab worked to repair the problem. Patients will recognize the circumstances in which the injury occurred and learn to avoid further injury. If patients are injured again, they will know which exercises to do to return the body to full function. They won’t be helpless; they’re in control of the body and the pain.

Contact Inglemoor Rehabilitation & Care Center to learn more.

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