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rehabilitation:

see physical therapyphysical therapy
or physiotherapy,
treatment of disorders of the muscles, bones, or joints by means of physical agents—heat, light, water, manual and electronic massage, and exercise. Stroke, arthritis, fractures, and nerve damage are common conditions treated.
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Rehabilitation

Slum areas and substandard buildings brought up to an acceptable living standard. The U.S. Department of the Interior’s standards state: “returning a property to a state of utility through repair or alteration which makes possible an efficient contemporary use while preserving those portions or features of the property which are significant to its historical architectural, and cultural values.”To repair an existing building to good condition with minimal changes to the building fabric; may also include adaptive reuse or restoration; also called rehab.

Rehabilitation

 

(1) Restoration of rights.

(2) In medicine, medical, pedagogical, occupational, and legal measures that aim to restore the health and work capacity of individuals with physical and mental limitations resulting from disease or injury. Persons undergoing rehabilitation include those suffering from some diseases of the internal organs, from congenital and acquired diseases of the musculoskeletal system, from the sequelae of severe injuries, and from mental diseases. Rehabilitation is of particular importance for children suffering from mental retardation or from defects in hearing, speech, or vision.

Rehabilitation includes such therapeutic measures as occupational and exercise therapy, sports, electrotherapy, mud therapy, and massage. These procedures are carried out in rehabilitation departments and centers in large hospitals and in institutes of traumatology, psychiatry, and cardiology. Other rehabilitative measures develop basic skills needed by patients for self-sufficiency (social and everyday rehabilitation) and train them for work (occupational and industrial rehabilitation).

rehabilitation

[‚rē·ə‚bil·ə′tā·shən]
(medicine)
The restoration to a disabled individual of maximum independence commensurate with his limitations by developing his residual capacity.

rehabilitation

The process of returning a building to its original state of utility by means of repair or alteration.
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American Drug Rehab Centers knows just how difficult it can be to maintain one's sobriety after returning home from an addiction recovery program.
Earlier, rehab was accomplished in a grim room, usually in the basement of hospitals filled with machines.
The FIM instrument is a valuable tool for concrete measurement of progress It assures each team member is using the same criteria for scoring every patient and we are all speaking the same language It is absolutely essential for every member of the Rehab Team to be trained and certified in the use of FIMS and back-up documentation.
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Four taping tables are located in the middle of the room and the rehab area is at the bottom.
I am keen to lead Rehab UK's Marathon campaign in this way, because I have visited Rehab UK's Centres where the same grit and determination is shown by people with a brain injury, as the charity helps them back to independent life and work.
Sometimes the psyche needs a little rehab of its own.
In most states, voc rehab staff seek flexible solutions to help people with MS gain or retain employment full-time, part-time, or self-employed workers.
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Charity Rehab Scotland has launched the Rehab Scotland Superdraw, where members will be eligible to win substantial prizes, including a new Ford Focus and Ka, donated by Reg Vardy.