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Rehabilitation involves building up the body’s strength, re-learning necessary skills, and adjusting to changes in function as a result of illness or injury. It can be a long process, so it is best to have a plan.
Physiotherapists are integral to the development and assessment of this plan while patients are in Intensive Care. They aggressively mobilize patients towards patient specific goals to ensure the steps to recovery start as soon as possible. If you have questions about the rehabilitation plan, please ask the bedside nurse for more information.
Each rehabilitation plan is designed to meet the specific needs of that patient. Many health care workers help with rehabilitation. Some of the professionals involved include physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech pathologists, dietitians, physicians, and nurses.