3 Reasons Patients Need a Personalized Rehab Protocol

11:47 AM, Aug 06, 2018

Every person is different and therefore every body and brain functions in its own unique way, too. That’s why when it comes to designing a rehabilitation protocol, picking one that is ready-made just won’t cut it for every patient. In order to get patients back to optimal health, it’s important that they have professionals on their side who keep their unique goals and body in mind.

Below, learn why every patient deserves a personalized rehabilitation protocol.

What Works for One Patient May Not Work for Another
One person’s injury, condition or disease manifests and affects each patient in a unique way, so it doesn’t make sense to give everyone the same rehabilitation protocol. After an in-depth evaluation, doctors work with the patient, and often their family, to come up with an individualized treatment plan so they can regain the highest level of function. This goes for physical and mental rehabilitation, too.

Patients with Personalized Protocols See Considerable Improvements
A Sheba Medical Center and Tel Aviv University study in 2015 found that when patients with multiple sclerosis where treated with a “personalized, intense physical rehabilitation program,” they saw improvements in their ability to walk. The “goal-directed physical rehabilitation program” showed that the patients improved considerably when it came to their ambulatory skills. The same can be said about physical rehabilitation programs for other conditions.

The Improvements Are Long-term, Rather than Short-lived
While some rehabilitation protocols for specific injuries or conditions can result in improvements in the short-term, a personalized program has longer-lasting effects. According to a study performed at the University of Catania in Italy, researchers created a four-week intensive personalized rehabilitation program for patients with Parkinson’s disease. Researchers didn’t increase the daily dose of patients’ medication, but still saw “significant improvements … in functional independence of patients, as well as in dressing, personal hygiene,” and the severity of their condition, based on the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale.
Not only that, but months after the rehabilitation program was completed, researchers found that patients were still experiencing the improved lifestyle, compared to their baseline measurements at the beginning of the study.
The rehabilitation process is not an easy hurdle to clear, but with the help and professionalism you’ll find at Post Acute Medical, it will seem less daunting. Don’t settle for sub-par care that doesn’t fit your needs or those of your loved ones. Get the very best care for your condition and body.

For more information on their services or to learn more about their doctors and policies, visit them online at PostAcuteMedical.com or call the Corpus Christi North location at (361) 881-3223 or the South location at (361) 986-1600.[/caption]

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