Rehabilitation Intensity

Rehabilitation Intensity is:

The patient time spent in individual rehabilitation therapy that is aimed at achieving therapy goals based on physical, functional, cognitive, perceptual, communicative and social means in order to maximize the patients’ recovery.
Time that a patient is engaged in active face-to-face treatment which is monitored or guided by a rehabilitation therapist.


CESN Rehabilitation Intensity Forum – March 21, 2017

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Provincial Resources


To support therapists (OT, PT, S-LP) and therapy assistants (OTA, PTA, CDA, rehabilitation assistants) in their delivery of quality, best practice stroke care, the Ontario Regional Stroke Networks Rehabilitation Coordinator Group developed an interactive quiz on Rehabilitation Intensity. The quiz serves as an educational tool for therapists and therapy assistants who report stroke Rehabilitation Intensity data, helping them to apply the definition of Rehabilitation Intensity:
• as part of the orientation for new and/or casual staff
• as an annual or bi-annual refresher for experienced staff.