The global medical rehabilitation services market size was valued at USD 144.6 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2022 to 2030. Medical rehabilitation services help in faster recovery, prevention, and management of injuries and chronic conditions, which is anticipated to bolster market growth. Patients suffering from conditions such as musculoskeletal, neurological, and cardiologic conditions usually benefit from rehabilitation services. For instance, Achilles tendonitis is a common injury among athletes that affects 250,000 of them every year. These patients could benefit from the rehabilitation services, thereby driving the market. Rehabilitation of patients with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries usually involves physical therapy to limit the activity of the knee, improve strength and stability, and regain full motion in the injured knee.
Moreover, increasing instances of drug abuse, alcoholism, and depression are projected to drive the demand for these services during the forecast period. As per data published by the WHO, as of 2021, 280 million people suffered from depression globally. Treatment of depression usually involves psychological treatments such as cognitive behavioral therapy, behavioral activation and interpersonal psychotherapy, and/or antidepressant medication. Moreover, the increasing geriatric population is projected to boost market growth. The geriatric population usually suffers from chronic conditions such as Alzheimer’s, arthritis, and cardiovascular diseases, which can be managed through this therapy. According to an article by Physiopedia, 11% of older patients are referred to rehabilitation facilities after hospitalization to improve functional capability and mobility.
Increasing government initiatives to improve the access to rehabilitation services are driving the market. For instance, in 2021, the U.S. introduced Increasing Access to Quality Cardiac Rehabilitation Care Act to improve patient access to pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation services. Under this act, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, and physician assistants can suggest rehabilitation therapy for pulmonary and cardiac patients under Medicare. The bill is also expected to reduce delays, obstacles, and paperwork during the pre-rehabilitation process.
The COVID-19 pandemic had a negative impact on the market. Factors such as the cancelation of non-essential procedures and the lower number of patients undergoing rehabilitation services affected the growth. The market also witnessed a negative impact due to the shortages of healthcare professionals and restrictions on the movement imposed by the governments in order to curb the spread of the virus. Most of the hospitals and outpatient rehabilitation services worked at reduced capacity.
The physical therapy segment held the largest share of over 35.0% in 2021. The adoption of physical therapy for various conditions such as cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, neurologic, sports injuries, burns, and wound care is a key factor that contributed to the market growth. Therapists offer a variety of treatments to manage, prevent, and improve the conditions. According to the National Safety Council, gym equipment accounted for the highest number of injuries with 409,000 people being injured due to gym equipment in 2021. Therapy for these conditions generally involves physical rehabilitation to improve movement and recovery from injury. These factors contributed to the growth of the segment.
The cognitive therapy segment is anticipated to witness the fastest growth during the forecast period. Factors such as rising instances of drug abuse and alcoholism and increasing awareness regarding their adverse health impacts are key factors projected to drive the demand for cognitive therapy during the forecast period. For instance, according to an article by Legacy Treatment Services, 40% of the people that successfully completed outpatient drug rehabilitation in the U.S had initially decided to seek treatment for drug abuse. Cognitive therapy also helps to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, and other mental illness, which is projected to further increase the adoption of this service.
The orthopedic segment held the largest share of over 35.0% in 2021. The rising prevalence of orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, spinal, ankle, and hip injuries contributed to the growth of the segment during the forecast period. According to an article by Massachusetts General Hospital, more than 1 million ankle injuries occur each year. The physicians usually undertake physical and occupational therapy to help manage the condition of the patients. The availability of orthopedic rehabilitation services in inpatient, as well as outpatient settings, is a key factor that contributed to the market growth.
The sports related injuries segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth rate of 6.9% during the forecast period. Factors such as rising number of people undertaking physical activities in order to prevent and manage chronic conditions such as cardiovascular diseases are anticipated to increase the number of people affected with injuries. Rehabilitation after sports injuries generally involves physical therapy to reduce pain and swelling and improve mobility of the muscles and joints, which is anticipated to increase the adoption of rehabilitation services during sports injuries.
The hospitals and clinics segment held the largest share of over 30.0% in 2021. The rising number of patients undergoing rehabilitation at hospitals and clinics is a key factor that contributed to the growth of the segment. An increased number of people living with chronic conditions and disabilities is anticipated to drive the segment during the forecast period. The segment is anticipated to witness considerable growth due to the increasing number of surgeries for cardiovascular, orthopedic, and neurological conditions. For instance, in 2020, 200 knee replacement surgeries were performed per 100,000 people in Germany. The patients undergoing these surgeries require rehabilitation in order to improve their conditions. Rehabilitation services help to reduce hospital stays and accelerate the recovery in patients by managing pain, strengthening muscles, and improving the range of motion of the operated portion of the body.
The homecare settings segment is anticipated to register the fastest growth rate of 6.7% during the forecast period. Factors such as higher adoption of telerehabilitation services among the patients and availability of rehabilitation services at homecare settings are expected to drive the demand for the segment. Homecare settings offer convenient, affordable, and effective option for patients with mobility issues.
The outpatient rehabilitation services segment held the largest share of over 50.0% in 2021. Rising incidences of burn injuries, cerebral palsy, and child developmental disorders increase the number of people suffering from disabilities. These factors are anticipated to drive the segment during the forecast period. Moreover, the availability of advanced equipment at the facilities is anticipated to further drive the adoption of outpatient services among patients. For instance, the outpatient rehabilitation center at the George Washington University Hospital adopted various advanced technologies such as Bioness Vector Gait Training System and AlterG Treadmill to provide better care to the patients.
The segment is also anticipated to witness lucrative growth during the forecast period. Recent studies confirming the effectiveness of outpatient rehabilitation therapy over inpatient therapy are expected to drive the adoption of the services. For instance, according to a study conducted by Orthopedic Nursing, patients undergoing outpatient physical rehabilitation therapy soon after surgery resumed normal activities up to 20 days earlier than the patients that did not undergo the therapy.
North America dominated the market in 2021 with a share of over 40.0%. The availability of rehabilitation services in home care and outpatient facility and favorable reimbursement policies are some of the key factors that favored the growth of the market in the region. Outpatient therapies such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language are covered under Medicare Part B, which covers up to 80% of the treatment costs. Increasing disposable income and increased healthcare spending are anticipated to be the other key factors projected to drive the market. According to industry reports, the personal disposable income of the U.S. population increased from USD 15,672.8 in 2020 to 16,018.8 in 2021.
Asia Pacific is projected to expand at a lucrative CAGR of 6.7% during the forecast period owing to the growing geriatric population in countries such as Japan and India, which is projected to boost the demand for these services in the region. The rising number of patients with disability in the region is expected to further increase the growth of the market in the region. According to an article by Disabled World dated April 2022, Asia Pacific has the highest number of individuals suffering from a disability, which accounts for approximately 400 million people. The market is anticipated to witness lucrative growth in the region during the forecast period due to the presence of favorable government and reimbursement policies.
High competition in the market owing to innovative product offerings by key players and the entry of new players has led to high market growth. For instance, in May 2021, MindMaze expanded its global reach for digital neurotherapeutics (DTx) solutions through partnerships with Alkholi, Surgicorp, Swiss Rehabilitation, and Guttmann Barcelona. Through this collaboration, the company will be able to expand its business in the Middle East, Latin America, Switzerland, and Spain. Some prominent players in the global medical rehabilitation services market include:
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
The University of Chicago Medical Center
Lifespan Physical Therapy Services
nMotion Physical Therapy
Therapy Solutions for Kids
Athletico Physical Therapy
Market size value in 2022
USD 240.7 billion
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 385.9 billion
CAGR of 6.1% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2016 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Revenue in USD million/billion and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Therapy, service, application, end-use, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; MEA
U.S.; Canada; Germany; U.K.; France; Italy; Spain; Russia; Japan; China; India; Australia; South Korea; Brazil; Mexico; Argentina; South Africa; UAE; Saudi Arabia
Key companies profiled
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab; Prism Medical; Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; Paradigm Healthcare; The University of Chicago Medical Center; MindMaze Healthcare; Lifespan Physical Therapy Services; SuVitas; nMotion Physical Therapy; Therapy Solutions for Kids; Athletico Physical Therapy
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This report forecasts revenue growth at the global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of the latest industry trends and opportunities in each of the sub-segments from 2016 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the global medical rehabilitation services market report on the basis of therapy, service, application, end-use, and region:
Therapy Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
Speech and Language Therapy
Service Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
Inpatient Rehabilitation Services
Application Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
Sports Related Injuries
End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
Hospitals and Clinics
Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2030)
b. The medical rehabilitation services market was valued at USD 144.6 billion in 2021 and is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.1% from 2022 to 2030.
b. The medical rehabilitation services market was estimated at USD 144.6 billion in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 240.7 billion in 2022.
b. The outpatient rehabilitation segment held the largest share of 55.0% in 2021. The key factors that are promoting the market growth are: rising incidences of burn injuries, cerebral palsy and child developmental disorders increase the number of people suffering from disabilities.
b. The key players of medical rehabilitation services market are: Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, Prism Medical, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Paradigm Healthcare, The University of Chicago Medical Center, MindMaze Healthcare, Lifespan Physical Therapy Services, SuVitas, nMotion Physical Therapy, Therapy Solutions for Kids, Athletico Physical Therapy
b. The key factors that are driving the market growth are: growing percentage of chronic conditions, increasing government initiatives to improve the access to rehabilitation services and advancement in healthcare sectors.
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