Rehabilitation at rehab centers abroad for adults and children
Rehabilitation which may also be referred to as rehab is a period after an illness, trauma, or surgery that implies healing. In cases of serious injury or operative treatment, a rehabilitee may need to regain his/her previous skills such as walking, talking, etc.
In 2012, Canadian rehabilitation programs provided assistance to 1.2 million rehabilitees, UK hospitals helped 957,000 adults while in China this number made 4 million people.
Types of rehabilitation programs encompass:
- occupational rehab (for patients who have suffered an injury at work and need to be returned to their workplace)
- physical rehab (for patients who have been in an accident and need to strengthen their bones and muscles)
- drug rehab (for drug addicted patients who need to undergo drug-free withdrawal)
- aquatic rehab (novel method of patients with joint disorders)
- cognitive rehab (for patients with brain injuries who need to recover both physical and social functions)
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5 questions to ask rehab specialist during your first appointment at an overseas clinic:
- What is your education/experience in rehabilitation?
- What type of anesthesia will you be using - general or local – if any?
- How many people have done the rehabilitation program?
- How long will the rehabilitation last and how much will it cost?
- What are possible outcomes of the rehabilitation program?