Prehabilitation, Prehabilitation Exercises, Physiotherapy for Prehabilitation
Planning to go on a trek? Or are you an athlete or a cyclist?
Whatever be the activity, we all know how our body can be injured or sprained easily when we overexert it during trekking or running in a marathon. We know that it is normal to get sprained but if there was a way to avoid it or reduce the chances of getting one, would you take it?
Because there is!
You must have seen athletes on television exercising and stretching before they go about, or if you are an athlete you realize how important it is to warm up the body to prevent sprain or injuries during sports. This, however, should only be performed by consulting a medical professional expert in physical training, namely a physiotherapist.
What Exactly Does A Physiotherapist Do?
Prehab or Prehabilitation is the word used for preventative management to improve physical fitness for those undertaking physical challenges such as marathons, pilgrimages, treks, active holidays. This is a process that should be guided through a physiotherapist and is very essential before you go about performing a physical activity or sport which requires exertion.
For athletes, prehab is crucial as it increases their capacity to perform the sport while reducing the chances of getting an internal injury. When your body is performing a sport that requires you to exert all your force, the chances of your getting injured gets higher because the stress you exert on your body increases more than you would in normal situations. This increased chance of getting injured is tackled by means of prehabilitation.
Let’s look into prehabilitation and how physiotherapy can be employed for it in detail;