What is Prehab and why is it important?
Gregory Beale

'Prehab' is a preventative approach designed to reduce the risk of injury and pain. It's the proactive counterpart to rehabilitation ('rehab'), focusing on preventing injuries rather than treating them after they occur. Here's why prehab is important:

  • Injury Prevention: Prehab's main objective is to minimize the chances of injury by strengthening the body, especially in areas vulnerable to specific sports or activities.
  • Strength and Flexibility Enhancement: These exercises aim to boost overall strength, stability, and flexibility, which can improve performance in physical activities and daily life.
  • Muscle Balance Improvement: It targets the strengthening of weaker muscle groups, promoting a more balanced muscular system.
  • Better Body Mechanics: Prehab includes educating individuals about proper body mechanics, leading to improved posture and movement, which reduces bodily strain.
  • Faster Post-Injury Recovery: If injuries do occur, a strong prehab foundation can lead to a quicker, more effective recovery.
  • Tailored to Individual Needs: Prehab routines can be customized to address specific areas based on a person’s health history, physical condition, and activity level.

Prehab is crucial because it's a proactive step towards maintaining physical health, helping to keep the body in optimal condition and enhancing performance in both sports and everyday activities. It's an investment in long-term health and well-being.

We, here at Physia Clinic, are digitalizing physical therapy. Please see our online physical therapy programs.

Gregory Beale