THE BENEFITS OF PREHABILITATION: STRENGTHENING BEFORE SURGERY

If you’re facing surgery, you might be focused on the recovery process after the procedure. But have you considered the benefits of prehabilitation? Prehabilitation is the process of preparing your body for surgery through targeted exercises and conditioning. At Move4 Physio Northampton, we believe that prehabilitation can help you have a smoother, faster recovery and improve your outcomes after surgery.

This is even more important given the current landscape of increasing waiting times and delays on surgical dates. By focussing on prehabilitation, you are playing an active role in the outcome you get following surgery.

‘Prehab’ doesn’t only come into play whilst waiting for surgery, it is just as relevant in order to reduce the risk of injury. We at Move4 physio use this with our many sportsmen and women, none more so than with our work at Northampton Saints Rugby.

One of our biggest focuses with these athletes is to prevent injury and improve performance. By improving stability, mobility, strength and dynamic ability we are kicking the ionjury risk further down the road and allowing the players to remains at their best for longer.

Lets use surgery to highlight the benefits…

Here are some of the key benefits of prehabilitation:

  1. Improved Strength and Mobility: Prehabilitation can help you build strength and improve your mobility before surgery. This can be particularly helpful if you’re facing a period of bedrest or limited activity after your procedure. By strengthening your muscles beforehand, you can reduce your risk of post-surgery complications and improve your overall recovery.
  2. Reduced Pain and Swelling: Surgery can be traumatic to your body, and it’s common to experience pain and swelling after the procedure. Prehabilitation can help reduce your pain and swelling by preparing your body for the stress of surgery. By strengthening your muscles and increasing your mobility, you can minimize the strain on your body and promote healing.
  3. Faster Recovery: By building strength and improving your mobility before surgery, you can often recover faster after the procedure. This can help you return to your normal activities more quickly and reduce your overall downtime.
  4. Better Outcomes: Studies have shown that prehabilitation can improve outcomes after surgery. By preparing your body for the procedure, you may be less likely to experience complications or require additional medical interventions.

At Move4 Physio Northampton, we offer customized prehabilitation programs to help our patients prepare for surgery. Our experienced physiotherapists can assess your needs and design a program tailored to your specific goals and abilities.

If you’re facing surgery and want to improve your outcomes, consider prehabilitation. Contact Move4 Physio Northampton to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you prepare for your procedure.

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