This category will group all content related to the foundations of rehabilitation and rehabilitation therapy for physiotherapists'.
Rehabilitation is the act of restoring something to its original state, like the rehabilitation of the forest that had once been cleared for use as an amusement park. The noun rehabilitation comes from the Latin prefix re-, meaning “again” and habitare, meaning “make fit.”
Rehabilitation is a process designed to maximise the potential of patients/clients. It can occur in a variety of settings; either an inpatient or outpatient hospital department, community health or rehabilitation centres (usually aligned with a hospital or health network) or in a patient's home environment and will often involve a multidisciplinary team (MDT). The multidisciplicary team would often include (but not be limited to) Physiotherapists, Occupational therapists, Medical doctors, Nurses, Social workers and Speech and language therapists.
What are considered the foundations of rehabilitation? This can range from basic observation and palpation of a simple joint, to multi-step special tests, provocatory neural testing, biomechanical analysis of movement & gait, manual muscle testing, strength assessment, range of motion assessment and more. A sound anatomical and physiological knowledge is imperative for best practice and a therapist's skills are forever being refined as their experience level increases.
For patients to be considered suitable for an inpatient rehab program, they generally need to be medically stable (Afebrile, no acute issues or disease processes), have potential for functional improvement, and need to be willing to participate in a multidisciplinary program.
Most Rehab programs will use a variety of standardised outcome measures to evaluate progress in Rehab.
The setting of goals is fundamental to Rehab programs. Goals should be set in collaboration with patients and their family or carers. Where possible, goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and have a Time frame (or SMART goal setting).
This category has the following 11 subcategories, out of 11 total.
Pages in category "Rehabilitation Foundations"
The following 93 pages are in this category, out of 93 total.
- Base of Support
- Basic rehabilitation protocol in a low resource setting or conflict/desaster context: Amputation
- Bath Assessment of Walking Inventory
- Benefits of Physical Activity
- Biomechanical Assessment of Foot and Ankle
- Biomechanics in prosthetic rehabilitation
- Biomechanics of the Shoulder
- Bohler angle
- Bunnell-Littler Test
- Manual Muscle Testing: Ankle Eversion
- Manual Muscle Testing: Ankle Inversion
- Manual Muscle Testing: Dorsiflexion
- Manual Muscle Testing: Elbow Extension
- Manual Muscle Testing: Elbow Flexion
- Manual Muscle Testing: Hip Abduction
- Manual Muscle Testing: Hip Adduction
- Manual Muscle Testing: Hip Extension
- Manual Muscle Testing: Hip External Rotation
- Manual Muscle Testing: Hip Flexion
- Manual Muscle Testing: Hip Internal Rotation
- Manual Muscle Testing: Knee Extension
- Manual Muscle Testing: Knee Flexion
- Manual Muscle Testing: Plantarflexion
- Manual Muscle Testing: Scapula Elevation
- Manual Muscle Testing: Scapular Retraction/ Adduction
- Manual Muscle Testing: Shoulder Abduction
- Manual Muscle Testing: Shoulder Extension
- Manual Muscle Testing: Shoulder Flexion
- Manual Muscle Testing: Shoulder Horizontal Adduction
- Manual Muscle Testing: Wrist Extension
- Manual Muscle Testing: Wrist Flexion
- Manual Therapy: Knee
- Mechanical loading of bone
- Models of Foot Function
- Motor Control and Learning
- Movement Retraining Basics
- Muscle Injuries
- Muscle Strength
- Muscle strength of the ankle
- Muscle testing of the peroneus longus and brevis