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This is the process of using techniques, training, and assistive devices to restore an injured person to as near normal function as possible. Methods such as resistive exercise to increase strength and endurance are frequently used.
These services are usually carried out in a hospital based clinic or outpatient clinic. Increasingly this is provided in Skilled Nursing Facilities. The services are provided by licensed therapists—Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Speech Therapists. These same services are provided in a person’s home is indicated.
Therapy is usually ordered by a physician and the setting is also determined at that time. Any physician can order the therapy, A physician specializing in rehabilitation is called a Physiatrist.. These specialists are usually found in hospital based rehabilitation setting but they also provide consultation services for SNF’s and Home Health Care.