When most people think of physical therapy, they think of rehabilitation. Now many people are discovering the value of rehab before an injury or surgery.
Pre-rehabilitation (AKA Pre-hab) is rehabilitation before a surgery. This is effective due to building strength around your joints such as with a total knee replacement, total hip replacement, ACL reconstruction, meniscus repair etc. This has been shown to improve outcomes after surgery.
There are two types of Pre-hab:
Before surgery: Physical therapists and healthcare professionals are starting to turn to Pre-hab to help a patients’ joints prepare for the stresses and strains associated with surgery.
Before an injury: Athletes and health conscious individuals are turning to prehabilitation to reduce the likelihood of an injury while performing a certain activity or event.
Pre-habilitation has been shown to reduce recovery time period and likelihood of having complications after surgery. A pre-rehabilitation visit from us will include one hour of education, and graded exercise program specific to the individual.