One of the biggest differences in Functional Rehabilitation and other forms of rehabilitation is that keyword: functional. Therapy that is functional is tailored to the individual and fits his or her needs and unique lifestyle and goals after rehabilitation. After a thorough assessment, certain exercises and therapy steps will be prescribed that fit the patient, his or her unique situation and that match with the patient’s wants and needs after therapy is successful.
The overall goal of functional rehabilitation is helping the patient overcome the injury and resulting pain and physical limitations it brings and to help them return to an active, healthy, and pain-free lifestyle. If this is not possible, the goal is to get patients as close to that original status as possible and to help them live life fully with their new limitations.