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*Please note this section of the website is currently under construction and subject to change. More information will be added periodically.*
Rehabilitation or 'rehab' are the terms used for the methods which help you get back, keep, or improve abilities that you need for daily life. These abilities may be physical, mental, and/or cognitive (thinking and learning). You may have lost them because of a disease or injury, or as a side effect from a medical treatment
The goal of rehabilitation is to help you to learn how to look after your body and maintain a high level of health. Rehabilitation puts you at the centre of any treatment plan as no two people are exactly the same. This is called a person-centred approach and will ensure that you are able to work on what matters to you. This approach may mean you do not receive the same rehabilitation as a friend or family member even if you have the same health condition. Rehabilitation will take into account your previous levels of activity, your home environment and social situation and of course what matters to you.
Rehabilitation can be carried out anywhere including your home, the community centre, the hospital, your local gym or even outside. Where it takes place will depend on a number of things including what you want to be able to do (your goal) and what sort of rehabilitation you need.
This section will help you to understand rehabilitation and how it can help you recover from injury or illness.
There are lots of useful tips, reading resources and videos to help you get started. Remember everyone is different so work at your own pace, and don’t try too much all at once.
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) - As a result of Coronavirus, staff are now wearing masks. This is purely a precaution and nothing to be concerned about. If you are asked to attend for a face-to-face appointment, you may be asked to wear a mask. If you are unable to wear a mask for any reason please explain this to staff.