Frequently Asked Questions

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The NIDILRR-funded model system centers are a group of projects that conduct research and development activities focused on spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, or burn injury. According to the Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center "Model...
Rehabilitation, in this case, refers to physical medicine and rehabilitation. It does not refer to substance abuse or criminal rehabilitation. Physical medicine and rehabilitation includes various therapies to help a person restore function after illness...
This FAQ is offered in response to a request from a patron regarding his rights as a person needing an emotional support animal. This is a very general overview. We recommend this excellent, detailed, and well-written article Service and Emotional Support...
According to the Aquatic Physical Therapy Section of the American Physical Therapy Association, aquatic therapy or aquatic physical therapy (APT) is “the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by a physical...
For people with cancer, cancer rehabilitation helps them obtain the best physical, psychological, social, and work-related functioning during and after cancer treatment. The goal is to help a person with cancer remain independent and productive and to...

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