Rehabilitation is a continuous processwhere a team ofdoctors, nurses, therapists and variousother medical professionals is...
The rehabilitation team is formed based on theillness of the patient. For example the doctors,nurses and therapists in a d...
Various needs of the client decides whichtherapist will be a part of the rehabilitation team.Some of these needs are the c...
The Physiatrist is the leader of the rehabilitation team. Heassesses the patient carefully and monitors the patient’sprogr...
Often after a serious illness or brain damage, a patientmay not able to behave or think as he use to before theaccident. S...
After a traumatic brain injury a person may suffer frommusculoskeletal or neuromuscular issues. This injuryaffects his dai...
Nurses who deal with rehabilitation patients aretrained to take care of the everyday need of thepatients. Often after seve...
A person suffering from any sort of brain injury may facedifficulty in talking clearly. Therefore, it becomes difficultfor...
The work of an occupational therapist is to makea patient learn advanced independence skills thatwill help him in various ...
The job of a recreational therapist is to make apatient indulge in all those activities that thepatient enjoys. He brings ...
After any kind of a traumatic incident, be itaccident or illness a patient goes throughdepression and other negative feeli...
These medical experts form arehabilitation team and help the patient in various ways to get back to a normal life.        ...
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Any rehabilitation team is comprised of different types of specialists who deal with the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the patient. Find here a description of a few of them along with their responsibilities.

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The Rehabilitation Team

  1. 1. Rehabilitation is a continuous processwhere a team ofdoctors, nurses, therapists and variousother medical professionals is formed tohelp the patient recover from hispresent state of illness to a normal stateof health. http://www.rehabilitations.org 1
  2. 2. The rehabilitation team is formed based on theillness of the patient. For example the doctors,nurses and therapists in a drug rehabilitationteam will be different from those in an accidentrehabilitation team. Each member of the teamwith his/her individual expertise has a differentapproach in healing the patient. http://www.rehabilitations.org 2
  3. 3. Various needs of the client decides whichtherapist will be a part of the rehabilitation team.Some of these needs are the client’sillness, duration of illness, severity of thesame, financial capability of the client and hisinsurance coverage. Usually a rehabilitation teamcomprises of the following members: http://www.rehabilitations.org 3
  4. 4. The Physiatrist is the leader of the rehabilitation team. Heassesses the patient carefully and monitors the patient’sprogress. He decides what all medical services the patientneeds and then designs the program as per the patient’sneed. He will design a patient oriented treatmentprogram based on which the other members of the teamwill be decided. His specialization is physical medicineand rehabilitation. http://www.rehabilitations.org 4
  5. 5. Often after a serious illness or brain damage, a patientmay not able to behave or think as he use to before theaccident. Severe brain damage may be the cause for this.So a Neuropsychologist monitors these changes and thendesigns such programs that will help the patient recoverquickly. A Neuropsychologist will also educate thefamily members of the patient to accept this change in thepatient and ways to deal with it. http://www.rehabilitations.org 5
  6. 6. After a traumatic brain injury a person may suffer frommusculoskeletal or neuromuscular issues. This injuryaffects his daily activities. The work of a physicalrehabilitation therapist is to work on improving thisproblem of the patient. He will focus on the developmentof posture, strength, physical independence, qualitymovement, balance coordination and other sensorymotor activities. http://www.rehabilitations.org 6
  7. 7. Nurses who deal with rehabilitation patients aretrained to take care of the everyday need of thepatients. Often after severe brain or physicalinjury a person may find it difficult to take careof oneself, so these nurses are trained to take careof patients. http://www.rehabilitations.org 7
  8. 8. A person suffering from any sort of brain injury may facedifficulty in talking clearly. Therefore, it becomes difficultfor the family members to understand what the patient istrying to say. Sometimes, the patient may also feelfrustrated when he is not able to communicate properly.In such cases, a speech therapist helps the patient bychecking his condition and then designing a specificprogram of exercises and therapies that would help himcommunicate with the society. http://www.rehabilitations.org 8
  9. 9. The work of an occupational therapist is to makea patient learn advanced independence skills thatwill help him in various ways in his personal life.The patient will be taughtcooking, laundering, shopping and banking byan occupational therapist. http://www.rehabilitations.org 9
  10. 10. The job of a recreational therapist is to make apatient indulge in all those activities that thepatient enjoys. He brings a positive attitude in apatient by making the latter realize that life canbe fun and enjoyable. http://www.rehabilitations.org 10
  11. 11. After any kind of a traumatic incident, be itaccident or illness a patient goes throughdepression and other negative feelings. It is veryimportant that a rehab counselor counsels thepatient and adds positive attitude in him. This isimportant as healthy mind will lead to a fasterhealing. http://www.rehabilitations.org 11
  12. 12. These medical experts form arehabilitation team and help the patient in various ways to get back to a normal life. http://www.rehabilitations.org 12
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