Prehab: Sustainable Injury Prevention
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ben Franklin
It is better to practice preventive medicine than reactive medicine. At PEAK PT, one of the ways we do this is through a section of our physical therapy system we call Prehab. Prehab exercises typically help to prevent a dysfunctional movement pattern or poor motor control. Movement patterns become dysfunctional due to a loss of stability in the body from years of poor postures, movements, or trauma. Therefore, prehab exercises help to maintain mobility and stability and provide a strong pillar for good movement to build upon.
As a part of every PEAK PT client’s rehabilitation process, Prehab is an essential component of our Home Exercise Program (HEP). Prehab exercises are an important part of a client’s daily routine as it should be the first thing one will do and is meant to prepare the body based on individual needs. To do this we must be certain that their movement patterns are symmetrical, efficient, and non-painful so it is often prescribed after meeting rehabilitation goals.
To maintain proper mobility, we recommend the following:
Active Movement Prep: