Rehabilitation is a process of active change in order to restore the disordered system to optimal function.
Meghana spoke about the normal tendency of the body for functional recovery within 6 months and the benefit of providing additional intervention especially for the 25% patients who have moderate to severe disabilities.
Recovery strategies include pharmacology, orthopedics, neural stimulation (such as rRTMS and rDCS), neurorehabilitiation etc. Relearning is akin to "teaching new brain old tricks" and neuronal plasticity is a key component to neurorehab. The functional improvement mechanisms could either be recovery or compensation and the neural strategies include resuscitation (natural recovery), recruitment and retraining (compensation).
Autonomic function tests are non-invasive and effective diagnostic and prognostic tools. Neurorehabilitation helps in supporting the autonomic nervous system by enhancing the parasympathetic activity.