Rehabilitation describes the restoration of the patient's physical and/or mental health after illness, trauma or surgery. All rehabilitative interventions are targeted at reducing or eliminating negative physical, psychological, and social outcomes to the greatest extent possible, so that the affected patients can return to their daily lives and their work.
Rehabilitation can take place on both an outpatient and inpatient basis in a rehabilitation facility. It often requires interdisciplinary cooperation between doctors, nurses, and various therapeutic disciplines. In addition to medical treatments, patients and their relatives also learn important actions they can take for their later independence and self-sufficiency during rehabilitation.