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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 It might be outdated or ideologically biased.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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With this new path of control comes an increased responsibility on the part of rehabilitation professionals to educate consumers to make reasonable choices (Curl & Sheldon, 1992).
Joanne Wilson is the 10th Commissioner of the Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA), having been appointed to this position in 2001 by President Bush.
Telerehabilitation, the electronic extension of rehabilitation, is already an integral part of treatment: Every time a rehabilitation practitioner picks up a phone, that's telerehabilitation and yet everyone is asking what is telerehabilitation?
The Section develops relationships with key organizations, such as state and local hospital and healthcare associations, CARF, the JCAHO, the American Rehabilitation Association, and the National Chronic Care Consortium.
Active involvement by the patient in the rehabilitation program is crucial to the success of the program.
The idea of partnering with MSU's Rehabilitation Counseling program for program evaluation, as well as providing the faculty with information to be used in the classroom regarding daily issues confronted by MRS counseling staff was an intriguing proposition that the agency began discussing internally.
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The following discussion reviews the current and historical approaches prominent in the rehabilitation literature, the limitations that have been associated with these approaches, and some points of theoretical consensus.
Some developers, depending upon their particular circumstances, may obtain little or no benefit from the tax credits generated from a rehabilitation project due to the effect of net operating losses, the Alternative Minimum Tax, or other sources of tax credits.
The selective placement approach of counselor-centered rehabilitation counseling also can be described as more of a "directive approach," due to the necessity of assessing the person and the environment to facilitate good matches between people and jobs (Vandergoot, 1992, p.
To achieve this goal we would encourage rehabilitation researchers to utilize a multidisciplinary approach to their research.
To meet this demand, building owners can benefit from the federal rehabilitation tax credit program that was created to encourage preservation and adaptive reuse of the nation's old and historic buildings.

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