Pre-habilitation (pre-hab)

If you or a loved one is facing an upcoming operation, pre-habilitation (pre-hab) with a chartered physiotherapist can help prepare your body for the procedure and aid in a smoother and faster recovery. Our physiotherapists at Medella Home Therapy are experts in pre-habilitation and can work with you to ensure you are in the best possible physical condition before your operation.

What is Pre-habilitation?

Pre-habilitation is a process of preparing the body for an upcoming operation through exercise, physiotherapy, and other treatments. The goal of pre-hab is to improve overall health, increase strength and flexibility, and reduce the risk of complications during and after the surgery.

How Can a Physiotherapist Help?

  • Assess your current physical condition and develop a personalized pre-hab program tailored to your specific needs and the type of operation you will be undergoing.
  • Provide guidance and support for exercises to improve strength, flexibility, and mobility.
  • Offer advice on managing any existing medical conditions that may impact your surgery or recovery.
  • Provide education on proper body mechanics and posture to reduce the risk of injury.
  • Help you understand what to expect during and after the operation, including any physical limitations and the expected recovery timeline.

Benefits of Pre-habilitation

  • Improved physical condition and overall health before the operation, reducing the risk of complications and helping to ensure a smoother and faster recovery.
  • Increased strength and flexibility, making it easier to perform post-operative exercises and other rehabilitation activities.
  • Reduced risk of injury during the operation and while recovering.
  • Better understanding of what to expect during and after the operation, reducing anxiety and helping to ensure a more positive experience.

If you or a loved one is facing an upcoming operation, pre-habilitation with a chartered physiotherapist can be an important step in ensuring a successful outcome. Contact Medella Home Therapy to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists and get started on your pre-hab journey today.