To facilitate the use of the ICF in clinical practice, it is essential to have ICF-based tools that could be integrated into the existing processes. In the rehabilitation setting, ICF-based tools can be employed in rehabilitation management - the multidisciplinary team can use them to comprehensively describe the functioning of persons experiencing or likely to experience disability, to guide the planning of functioning-oriented rehabilitation services and evaluate changes in the functioning status over a certain time period.
Rehabilitation management can be characterized with a problem-solving approach. One such approach based on the ICF is the rehabilitation cycle, called Rehab-Cycle®. The Rehab-Cycle® can facilitate the structuring, organization and documentation of the rehabilitation process, as well as help the professionals involved in a patient's rehabilitation with coordinating their actions. This iterative process includes four key elements: 1) assessment, 2) assignment, 3) intervention and 4) evaluation.