How will pre-hab help me?
Studies have shown that beginning physical therapy a month or so before undergoing a surgical procedure can greatly decrease your recovery time. Preparing for surgery can be anxiety-ridden – but a pre-hab program may be able to put your mind at ease.
A pre-surgical rehabilitation program focuses on improving strength before surgery so the body can heal faster and easier. Essentially, it prepares your body for the procedure. Your physical therapist can help you improve your range of motion and patterns of movement with targeted exercises that you can do both before and after surgery. Pre-hab can also help you prepare mentally, by encouraging an overall sense of well-being before your procedure.