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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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High-intensity cardiac rehabilitation training of a police officer for his return to work and sports after coronary artery bypass grafting.
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This report used the most recent Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System data from 2013 (20 states) and 2015 (four states) to assess the use of cardiac rehabilitation among adults following a heart attack.
Consultant Adult Cardiology at HMC's Heart Hospital and Director of Cardiac Rehabilitation said: "For those patients trying to cope with managing their heart condition or trying to return to normal life after a heart attack, cardiac rehabilitation is critical.
Global Cardiac Rehabilitation Market 2016 Research Report initially provides a basic overview of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Market that covers definition, applications and manufacturing technology, post which the report explores into the international players in the market.
But through cardiac rehabilitation, you can overcome these fears, learn to exercise safely within your capabilities, and literally take steps toward improving your heart health.
Research in the late 1950s changed the dynamics of rehabilitation strategies and laid the groundwork for cardiac rehabilitation programs used today (Singh & Schocken, 2015).
Despite the proven effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation to help individuals recovering from heart attacks or coping with other cardiovascular challenges, relatively few eligible patients complete the programs.
An analysis of data from more than 100,000 patients who had heart failure and were discharged from hospitals showed that only 10 percent of the patients received a referral to a cardiac rehabilitation program.
A UCLA-led study found that just 10 percent of more than 105,000 heart-failure patients entered a cardiac rehabilitation program after being hospitalized, despite evidence that rehab improves quality of life and reduces the likelihood of future hospitalizations.