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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.
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The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

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).

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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.
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rehabilitation

The process of returning a building to its original state of utility by means of repair or alteration.
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References in periodicals archive ?
CPHI = Communication Profile for the Hearing Impaired, EAR = Effectiveness of Aural Rehabilitation, G = group, HF PTA = high-frequency pure-tone average (average of thresholds at 1,000, 2,000, 3,000, and 4,000 Hz) for right and left ears, HHIE = Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly, HL = hearing level, I = individual, MB = maladaptive behaviors, MCS = mental component scale, NS = nonverbal strategies, PCS = physical component score, SD = standard deviation, SF-12 = Short Form 12-Item Survey, VS = verbal strategies.
Hearing impairment can easily be identified with a well-implemented screening process and improved with the help of an aural rehabilitation program that employs the use of assistive technology.
To address some of the many questions about the effectiveness of group visits, the VA Health Services Research and Development Service has funded a 3-year randomized controlled trial called "Hearing Aid Effectiveness After Aural Rehabilitation: Individual Versus Group." *
In addition, comparison studies of CROS and BiCROS with other methods of unilateral aural rehabilitation have found the former lacking.
Residents who may have previously been resistant to wearing their hearing aids were referred to SLP for desensitization training and aural rehabilitation, if appropriate, to maximize their residual hearing.
As a direct result of inservice training and aural rehabilitation, batteries which were replaced on a daily basis are now lasting three weeks, versus the previous baseline of 24 hours.
Specific responsibilities include assessment and management of disorders of speech and language, dysphagia (disorders of swallowing), identification and treatment of persons requiring augmentative or alternate forms of communication, the assessment and treatment of cognitive/communication disorders, the provision of aural rehabilitation services to hearing impaired individuals, and facilitating communication effectiveness, as with persons requiring foreign accent reduction.
The chapters on adults cover assessing hearing acuity and speech recognition, listening devices and related technology, audiovisual speech perception and speech-reading training, communication strategies and conversational styles, assessment of conversational fluency and communication difficulties, communication strategies training, counseling, psychosocial support, and assertiveness training, and aural rehabilitation plans.
We conclude, therefore, that a significant difference between audiometric findings and HDHS self-assessments is useful in identifying patients who might benefit from additional counseling and/or aural rehabilitation.
While professionals seek to rehabilitate the individual following illness or injury, it is vital that the rehabilitation program is inclusive to incorporate audiological testing and aural rehabilitation into the program.