Online Course
Introduction to Rehabilitation Interventions
Enhance your understanding of rehabilitation and the principles guiding the selection of rehabilitation techniques and interventions

1-1.5 hours





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Jacquie Kieck
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Jacquie is a physiotherapist who has a deeply rooted passion for making evidence-based knowledge accessible to all

Course instructor

Learning, Acting and Building for Rehabilitation in Health Systems

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There is a global need for rehabilitation services. Around 1.5 billion people worldwide currently live with some form of disability, and a further 2.41 billion individuals live with conditions that impact their function. This course, therefore, focuses on understanding rehabilitation, what it is, and why it is important. It examines the role of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) in guiding the rehabilitation process and explores principles for selecting appropriate rehabilitation interventions.


This course aims to provide foundational knowledge of rehabilitation and principles guiding the selection of rehabilitation techniques and interventions to improve health.


This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

This course is aimed at rehabilitation professionals, students and assistants including but not limited to Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Rehabilitation Doctors, Rehabilitation Nurses, Prosthetists, Orthotists, Psychologists, Audiologists, Dietetics, Social Workers. Community Health Workers, Nurses or Medical Doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Availability - this course is online and can be completed on your own schedule.

Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.

Types of Activities - Watching videos, reading, a final quiz and participating in an international discussion forum.

Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.1 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • discuss the term "rehabilitation", the World Health Organization's definition of rehabilitation and the global need for rehabilitation
  • discuss the key elements of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model and its role in rehabilitation
  • identify at least four principles that guide the selection of rehabilitation techniques and interventions

Instructor financial and non-financial disclosures

Jacquie Kieck: No relevant relationships disclosed by instructor.


For special needs or accommodations please contact us with details of how we can meet your needs.

Featured reviews
Understanding the biopsychosocial model of health and well-being was helpful in these courses of Understanding Basic Rehabilitation.
Liye Ipuyumu
Physiotherapy Assistant
Papua New Guinea
This first course was a marvellous conceptual overview of the necessary elements of rehabilitation, frameworks and the importance of outcome measures for practice. It succinctly and expressly impressed upon me core factors in a memorable manner that I know I will remember.
Thea Bainbridge
United Kingdom
It is an excellent opportunity for me to be part of this program. It has helped me significantly improve my knowledge and skills for effective service delivery to my patients. Therefore, I recommend this program for professionals willing to improve themselves in excellent service delivery to their patients.
Umar Abubakar Ahmad
The introductory course enlightened me about the role of the assessment process in designing an effective rehabilitation program. It helped me know the significance of thorough evaluation in tailoring interventions that cater to individual needs and maximize outcomes.
Mahrukh Asif
It is a good introduction and refresher for those involved in either utilising or explaining/teaching the holistic aspects of rehabilitation!
Robert Sharps
United Kingdom
The course was exciting and knowledgeable, easy for anyone to learn and understand. The explanations were clear, with relevant examples. I look forward to learning more about this and related courses. Thank you!
Abubakar Baba Saleh
This course's fundamentals of choosing rehabilitation interventions have been clearly depicted and beautifully woven together.
Rakesh Kumar
Great Course and well prepared! Back to Basics is usually overlooked, but I think it has much to offer!
Ntenanta Bilikmpasi
I believe that all rehabilitation practitioners (physiotherapists, OTs, SLTs, O&Ps) could be part of this course.! It would help universally standardize and unify our practices, and our patients would have better health outcomes, and we all (we and our patients) would be happy for it.
Joshua Imoru
I would recommend this course to every Rehabilitation Professional. It is easy to slip away from basics as you gain more years of experience. You tend to perform techniques you cannot explain, even though they are correct. It's a must-course for me. Thanks, Plus!!!!!
Lungile Vilakati
The course is fantastic! I love how Jacquie provides us with some new information in the simplest way. I will take a lot of unique considerations tomorrow to work.
Mones Abu Obuid Allah
I am a special Education teacher working in an Inclusive setting, supporting learners with impairments, their mainstream teachers and parents. I also teach the education component of the CBR course to CBR students. I am a novice in healthcare rehabilitation and am interested in gaining expert knowledge in CBR. After the course, I realized I had unconsciously provided some healthcare rehabilitation services without critical considerations. Now, I fully understand the key elements of ICF, the Disability and health model and its role in rehabilitation. I am very anxious to implement them as soon as schools begin. These will significantly impact my CBR and Special Education Teacher work.
Mary-Ann Binfon