The Case for Short-Term Rehab: 4 Core Benefits You Should Consider and Why
If you or a loved one has been experiencing a medical condition that requires a more concentrated level of care, it’s likely that your doctor may have recommended short-term rehabilitation. At this point, you may be asking yourself, “What’s the point?” With that important question in mind, below, we’ve laid-out four core benefits that short-term rehabilitation provides as well as to why it may be worth your time, energy and commitment:
- Quality of Recovery: Some may say, “Hey, I’m healthy and active, I even have a long-time exercise regimen, what do I need rehab for?” The reality, however, is that your regular routine may not be the best way to recover from your current condition. In fact, your previous fitness routine may cause more harm than good! By engaging in short-term rehabilitation, you can ensure that you remain active without overdoing it and avoid further injury. Working with your therapists, you will learn what your short-term and long-term limitations are as well as what body mechanics are needed to recover safely.
- Speed of Recovery: Having experienced a fall, injury or illness one may understandably be anxious to return to one’s regular daily routine. That said, the best way to accomplish this goal is by working together with a rehabilitation team that specialize in those exercises needed to get you back to living your best life. Remember, the treatment plan your therapists produce is designed to target the specific muscles, joints, and ligaments that will improve your speed of recovery. In addition, your therapists will make sure you don’t overdo it, all while providing the encouragement to help you steadily progress and ultimately reach your goals.
- More comfortable environment: Short term rehab is not done in a hospital setting, but rather in a more inviting and comfortable facility. The combination of medical care and therapy is shown to help patients recover more quickly and completely. At a short-term rehab facility, you leave behind the completely clinical hospital experience in favor of a more comfortable environment with a variety of amenities – such as private rooms.
- Emotional Support: When it comes to the recovery process, the importance of genuine and reliable emotional support is often overlooked. It’s all too common for well-meaning family members or friends to offer unsolicited advice or perhaps make insensitive remarks that can leave you feeling down about your progress and recovery. By working with a therapy team, one has the advantage of receiving the emotional support and confidence one needs — from compassionate and professionals, who are invested in your well being and have a thorough understanding of your recovery goals.
The four considerations listed above are just a few of the benefits that short-term rehab offers. Are you or a loved one considering rehab? Feel free to contact us to learn more about our short-term rehabilitation services.