The Power of Rehabiliation Today-Happy National Rehab Week!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Every third week in September we take time to appreciate the importance of rehabilitation in healthcare and the successes of physical, occupational, and speech therapy during National Rehab Week. This week promotes the value of rehabilitation, highlights the capabilities of people with disabilities, salutes the professionals who provide therapy services, and renews our commitment to meet the needs of people with disabilities.

The National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation was established in 1996 by Allied Services, whose mission is to educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation, develop programs which aim to increase opportunities for Americans with disabilities, and help those who are disabled live up to their fullest potential.

In honor of this special week, we want to take the time to thank our patients and our staff for their dedication and hard work and share with you some important information about rehabilitation.

•Nearly 50 million Americans are disabled. Disability does not discriminate - every person is at risk of disability. Therefore, everyone is a potential candidate for rehabilitation.
•Most Americans will require at least one rehabilitation service at some point in their lives.
•Independence gained or retained through rehabilitation is priceless.
•Statistics show that medical rehabilitation improves lives and saves money. For every $1 spent on rehab care, it is estimated that $11 are saved on long-term disability costs. People participating in rehabilitation programs of care are able to regain productivity and return to work, school and independent living.
•Rehabilitation is an integral part of healthcare and a tremendous component in providing patients with positive outcomes.
•Rehabilitation is the single most effective treatment available to persons with brain injury.
•Rehabilitation is individualized so every patient can progress at his or her own ability level.

We hope all of you have a wonderful week to reflect on the critical role your care plays or the life-changing rehabilitation you have might have received. Learn how therapy can help you or your loved one by talking with your doctor