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Restoration of human functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from disease or injury.


rehabilitation [Subheading]

Used with diseases and surgical procedures for restoration of function of the individual.

Year introduced: 1967


Rehabilitation Nursing

A nursing specialty involved in the diagnosis and treatment of human responses of individuals and groups to actual or potential health problems with the characteristics of altered functional ability and altered life-style.

Year introduced: 1997


Rehabilitation, Vocational

Training of the mentally or physically disabled in work skills so they may be returned to regular employment utilizing these skills.

Year introduced: 1967(1966)


Rehabilitation of Speech and Language Disorders

Procedures for assisting a person with a speech or language disorder to communicate with maximum efficiency.

Year introduced: 1998


Rehabilitation Centers

Facilities which provide programs for rehabilitating the mentally or physically disabled individuals.

Year introduced: 1968


Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

A medical specialty concerned with the use of physical agents, mechanical apparatus, and manipulation in rehabilitating physically diseased or injured patients.

Year introduced: 2013 (1966)


Mouth Rehabilitation

Process of restoring damaged or decayed teeth using various restorative and non-cosmetic materials so that oral health is improved.

Year introduced: 1965


Hospitals, Rehabilitation

Free standing rehabilitation hospitals and rehabilitation units in acute care hospitals. They provide an intensive inpatient rehabilitation program.

Year introduced: 2019


Cardiac Rehabilitation

Restoration of functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from a CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. It also includes cardiac conditioning and SECONDARY PREVENTION in patients with elevated cardiovascular risk profile.

Year introduced: 2017


Stroke Rehabilitation

Restoration of functions to the maximum degree possible in a person or persons suffering from a stroke.

Year introduced: 2017


Psychiatric Rehabilitation

Specialty field that promotes recovery, community functioning, and increased well-being of individuals diagnosed with mental disorders that impair their ability to live meaningful lives.

Year introduced: 2016


Rehabilitation Research

Studies and research concerning the psychological, educational, social, vocational, industrial, and economic aspects of REHABILITATION.

Year introduced: 2016


Neurological Rehabilitation

Physician-supervised programs designed to rehabilitate people with diseases, trauma, or disorders of the NERVOUS SYSTEM.

Year introduced: 2016


Correction of Hearing Impairment

Procedures for correcting HEARING DISORDERS.

Year introduced: 2013


Orthopedic Procedures

Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.

Year introduced: 1998


Substance Abuse Treatment Centers

Health facilities providing therapy and/or rehabilitation for substance-dependent individuals. Methadone distribution centers are included.

Year introduced: 1994



Delivery of therapeutic rehabilitation at a distance or offsite using telecommunication technologies.

Year introduced: 2016


Preoperative Exercise

Various physical exercises implemented before a surgery designed for better TREATMENT OUTCOME.

Year introduced: 2021


Exercise Therapy

A regimen or plan of physical activities designed and prescribed for specific therapeutic goals. Its purpose is to restore normal musculoskeletal function or to reduce pain caused by diseases or injuries.

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