Prehabilitation (Prehab) and Rehabilitation (Rehab) are two phases that most of us experience during our lives. It is important to understand that, through careful planning and support from our Clinicians, your recovery could be a less painful and a quicker experience. You can also receive the right type and level of support as you learn to accommodate a major health adjustment into your life.
All programmes start with an appointment with your Clinician, during which they will fully assess your situation and discuss options with you. You will be taken into the gym for the introductory session and they will spend time explaining as they take you through the programme of exercises they prescribe. It is vital that you understand everything that is being explained, so please do not worry about asking again (and again) for clarity. You then have access to the gym for a three month period to carry out your programme, either preceding your surgery or, as your recovery from an injury or surgery.
During your programme, your therapist will assess your progress midway. It is a great way to ensure you are still on the right track to a full recovery.
At the end of the three months, you may need to revisit your Clinician for a final assessment and that extra reassurance that you can now progress into a fully active lifestyle. Your therapist will discuss this with you during your programme and make the appropriate recommendation.