Rehabilitation usually takes the form of a training process over a set period of time, taking as its starting point the functional skill level of the individual user. Rehabilitation exercises can involve moving, positioning, strength training, stretching, active movement exercises and practising everyday activities. From a purely therapeutic perspective, the objective of rehabilitation is to maintain and increase functional skills as far as possible.
Rehabilitation processes often demand a great deal of the professional therapist, who is required to compensate for the user’s lack of mobility and inability to help himself/herself.
Confidence and security are essential for rapid rehabilitation, and it is here that installing a ceiling hoist can play a key role.
Common lifting and moving procedures in the context of rehabilitation and (re)training:
- Gait training
- Balance training
- Positioning and out of bed schedules
- Transfer training
- Therapeutic exercise
- Partial weight bearing assistance
- Weight bearing supported treadmill training
- Aquatic / pool therapy
- ADL training assistance
- Support positions and postures
- Bowel program assistance