In many cases, lost functions which are required in order to manage everyday life independently can only be restored with specific rehabilitation. Herein, the principle of rehabilitation is: Supporting by demanding without overstraining.
Rehabilitation aims at reintegration
After an accident or severe illness, the affected persons want to continue their accustomed life without restrictions insofar as possible. Therefore rehabilitation aims at reintegrating them into their social environment and work life. Patients also learn to manage chronic illnesses as well as possible and prevent consequential damage. Depending on the type of illness, various orthopaedic aids play an important role in rehabilitation. After an amputation, for instance, early treatment with the right prosthesis is of greatest significance. On the other hand, stroke patients have got entirely new therapeutic options with the neuroimplant ActiGait.
Rehab secures independence
Older persons need special attention in rehabilitation. While severe illnesses or injuries formerly often meant the loss of mobility and independence, seniors should participate in social life as long as possible now with the aid of rehabilitation. Therefore therapeutic measures which allow older persons to stay in their own home and manage their everyday life independently are in the centre of rehab.