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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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However, we found that there was insufficient or limited evidence from which to form solid conclusions regarding the type and structure of driver rehabilitation interventions for drivers with low vision.
Recommended practices for driver rehabilitation services.
This PVA grant will allow practitioners to attend the 2013 Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED) Annual Conference and Exhibits.
* An evaluation by a driver rehabilitation specialist may be helpful in evaluation of older drivers in whom the clinician has persistent concerns about driving following an in-office evaluation, or in those in whom an independent evaluation is needed.
He was fined pounds 400 plus pounds 55 costs and agreed to attend a drink driver rehabilitation course.
It was his first conviction and Coun Williamson also agreed to attend a driver rehabilitation scheme at a further cost of pounds 165.
NMEDA sponsors the awareness month with the assistance of more than 600 mobility equipment dealers, manufacturers and driver rehabilitation specialists dedicated to expanding opportunities for people with disabilities.
* Ask your local senior center, Department of Aging office, or Veterans Administration office about safe driving evaluations for older adults--a driver rehabilitation specialist can check your vision, hand-foot coordination, and reaction rime, and recommend vehicle modifications where necessary.
Driving Solutions is owned by Laura Fischrup, an occupational therapist and certified driver rehabilitation specialist.
You can also get a referral on your own through the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists (ADED), which keeps a list of driving rehabilitation specialists state-by-state.
Driver rehabilitation, augmentative and alternative communication methods, orthotics, prosthetics, adaptive sports, assistance dogs, wheelchairs, and cognitive assistive technology devices are explained.
* Ask your local senior center, Department of Aging office, or Veterans Administration office about safe driving evaluations for older adults, or log onto the Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists website (www.aded.net) for details.