Rehabilitative and Habilitative Health Care

Rehabilitative and habilitative services through your Arizona health care plan are treatments that will assist in the partial or full recovery of an individual whether it be from an accident, a temporary health issue, or a chronic disease.

Ideally one would like to return to their health ability prior to their current situation. All of one’s faculties can be affected differently by each situation. It is important to determine if these services are provided in the policy plan you have purchased or are thinking about. There is nothing more devastating than to find out after the fact that you have had an incident such as an amputation causing physical limitations, degeneration of internal organs due to disease, loss of sight, hearing or diminished mental capacity resulting from a catastrophic incident. ­­­Rehabilitative and habilitative services go hand in hand and can be beneficial in recovery.

A few of the debilitating health issues that would benefit from rehabilitative and habilitative services are:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Stroke
  • Amputation
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Arthritis
  • Children not progressing in growth at a normal rate

As one would begin to seek treatment through their family health insurance plan or their individual health insurance, it is imperative that a reputable therapist is used and is part of their network. By seeking the proper therapy many conditions can be reversed. There are basically three (3) different types of rehabilitative and habilitative services; occupational, physical and speech.

Each therapy program through your Scottsdale health insurance or Arizona health care is tailor made for each individual’s issues. Physical therapy addresses the bones, muscles and nervous system by providing exercise, massages, or ultrasound. Its basic premise is to relieve pain and restore mobility to the patient’s fullest potential. Occupational therapy is needed to help the individual restore their daily skills back to a modified task where they can cope on a daily basis. It teaches the patient to use different aides such as crutches, ramps, walkers or prosthetics. Speech therapy will assist the patient in learning to correct speech disorders due to neuromuscular disease, brain injury or stroke to name a few. Smiling, reading or speaking easy vocabulary will assist in this therapy as recommended from your personal health insurance program.

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