The rehabilitation process
The rehabilitation process
Should you have suffered an illness or disease that has affected your ability to use your body, rehabilitation can help you to cope with the changes and, over time, to regain as much movement and function as possible.
Conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis or stroke can all benefit from specialised rehabilitation. Depending on your condition, this rehabilitation will be managed by a specialist consultant, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, speech and language therapist, psychologist or nurse. Often, rehabilitation involves every member of the therapy team.
The rehabilitation process is always tailored to your specific requirements and is focused on moving you closer towards achieving the goals you have set for yourself.
Once we have spoken with you and received all of the relevant information, our medical professionals will tailor a rehabilitation plan just for you.
Every person is different, and part of the challenge in providing effective rehabilitation is to tailor treatment to the individual. At Circle Rehabilitation we have a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) of experienced healthcare experts who are all on site. The MDT is made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses, speech and language therapists, dieticians as well as a consultant, and all rehabilitation plans are created with input from the MDT at every stage. This ensures that you receive any specialist help you require as part of your rehabilitation.
What you can expect upon admission to the rehabilitation unit
One of the first things we will do when you are admitted to the unit will be to carry out a formal assessment. This ensures that the information we received over the phone is accurate as well as highlighting any additional needs or issues.
Our team will then work with you to set goals that are specific to you. We believe that rehabilitation is most successful when we all know what we’re aiming for. By involving you and any family members in the process from the beginning, we start your rehabilitation in the best way possible.
We appreciate that requiring rehabilitation for an injury or illness can be challenging to adjust to, both for you and for your family and friends. We do everything we can to make this adjustment as smooth and gentle as possible, and with your permission we will involve your family in as much as possible. From regularly scheduled family meetings to talk about your progress to assistance from our occupational therapy team when the time comes to move back home once again, we are here to help you.
Each room has the option of an additional bed, allowing a family member to stay overnight if they would like. (We find this is most common near the beginning of admission, when you are still adjusting to and processing the challenging situation you are facing.)
The aim of rehabilitation is to help you get better. Whether we are able to help you get back to full health, or we are helping you to maintain as much function as possible through a chronic condition, we are constantly assessing and reviewing how you are doing.
As an inpatient, you will receive three hours of personal therapy a day as standard. If you are having rehabilitation for a musculoskeletal condition, this therapy time will usually consist of physiotherapy, whereas if you have a neurological condition your therapy time is more likely to be shared between the multidisciplinary team.
We review your progress three times a week with you, and once a week the MDT hold a meeting in which they discuss your therapy and review goals.
When you are ready to be discharged back home, our occupational therapy and physiotherapy teams work closely with you, your family and any relevant bodies when required (such as social services) to make the transition a smooth one for you.
For further information, or to discuss your rehabilitation at Circle Rehabilitation, please contact us.