Rehabilitation is an integral component in the management of patients following neurological injury. A brief review of the pathophysiology and process of recovery of damaged neural tissue helps to understand the scientific basis of rehabilitation. The success of a rehabilitation program depends on appropriate timing, patient selection, choice of rehabilitation program, continued medical management and appropriate discharge planning. This is achieved in a multi-disciplinary setting in a planned, appropriately equipped rehabilitation department, where medical, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy, clinical psychology and social work personnel work towards a common goal in a planned and co-ordinated fashion. Several devices, such as the Barthel ADL index, are available to measure the progress and outcomes of the rehabilitation programs.
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