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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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Improving dyspnea and increasing exercise endurance should therefore be a key goal for COPD management, which should encompass both nonpharmacologic interventions, such as pulmonary rehabilitation, and pharmacologic interventions, such as use of bronchodilator therapy.
40 patients were given pulmonary rehabilitation along with the usual pharmacological therapy they are on.
Considering several standards and document for COPD, such as ATS/ERS (American Thoracic Society/European Respiratory Society) standards [4] and the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (GOLD) document [5], pulmonary rehabilitation has been popularized and an importance of management of patients with COPD has become recognized in a relatively short time.
Jain, "The effect of a short-term pulmonary rehabilitation on exercise capacity and quality of life in patients hospitalised with acute exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease," The Indian Journal of Chest Diseases & Allied Sciences, vol.
In COPD subjects referred to an outpatient respiratory clinic, (i) under- and overprescription of PR occurs and (ii) a new multicomprehensive triage, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Decisional Score, based on lung function, clinical parameters, disability, frailty, and participation in ADLs, is feasible and may be useful for staging the clinical priority of PR prescription, facilitating the preparation of a waiting list and sustainability of the health system.
(2012) found that clients who engaged in a pulmonary rehabilitation program implementing six supplemental exercise sessions unsuccessfully improved their endurance shuttle walking time or QoL at the 1-year follow up (Linneberg et al., 2012).
Since there is no definite cure for COPD, it is very important for the patients to control their own disease and increase their independence.9 Pulmonary rehabilitation programme is a part of the treatment of COPD with the goal of the patients' access to optimum level of independence by making them aware about the disease, its symptoms and treatment so that they may actively participate in their own care.10 The nurse can use this programme to improve the perception of patients about their functional performance.11
Topics of discussion will include: New approaches and strategies in pulmonary rehabilitation, Ancillary devices that can help severe COPD patient, COPD Phenotypes in LA County, New Drugs and Technologies for COPD patients, and more.
In addition, we frequently recommend that COPD patients who are having difficulty exercising on their own due to shortness of breath enroll in the Duke Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, or in a pulmonary rehabilitation program nearer their home."