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REHAB healing program uses the creative power of arts

Sponsored by REHAB Hospital of the Pacific

You may not realize it, but art is used by doctors in emotional and physical healing. The beautiful paintings displayed throughout REHAB Hospital of the Pacific actually tell a patient’s story or experience. REHAB patient experiences manager, Melissa Mullen, explains that whether it’s an injured veteran, a sick child, cancer patients, or a recuperating surgery patient, the creative arts program helps treat ailments through art and the language of color. Hawaii Now host Jobeth Devera sat down with two spinal cord injury survivors to find out how this program helped them heal.

You can even have a piece of these inspiring works. The artwork is available for purchase by visiting the REHAB Gift Shop. What better way to support this program and also find one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday? Check out REHAB’s Creative Arts Program (CAP) Gallery, or consider purchasing a REHAB Foundation Calendar, which features these various works of art. Proceeds from the sale of the calendar support the CAP.

About REHAB Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB)
REHAB Hospital of the Pacific (REHAB) is a comprehensive program that provides outpatient rehabilitation to patients and survivors. Whether newly diagnosed or finished with treatment the program can help decrease pain and enable individuals to safely and effectively regain independence. REHAB’s goal with every patient is to help patients love their lives as they did before cancer impacted them. The program is especially beneficial for those who want to increase their independence and fulfill rehab goals. The benefits of cancer rehabilitation include improved physical strength to help offset limitations, increased ability for self-care, community reintegration and more. REHAB expertise stands out in Hawaii as it is the only team of clinicians in Hawaii trained, qualified and certified in University of Northern Colorado Cancer Rehabilitation Institute’s protocol and endorsed with a Level 3 certification.

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