Physiotherapy

Prehab: More essential than insurance before surgery!!

Prehabilitation, prehab for short, is conditioning the body and mind for surgery–before the surgery. Studies have shown that patients who participate in moderate exercise before surgery experience an accelerated recovery. This occurs because prehab creates an optimal environment for recovery by helping prepare the individual for surgery mentally, emotionally and physically. One of the main reasons for prehab is to help prevent unnecessary atrophy and is cental parts of helping the individual meet their post-surgical challenge. After surgery, patients display higher levels of functioning and less pain compared to those who did not participate in prehab. Continue reading

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