The lowdown on prehab

Posted on Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

What is Prehab?

While it might sound more like a pre-game chant overheard in a pub right before the Habs play, prehab is actually a proactive approach to avoiding pain and injury and is commonly used as a advantageous primer before surgeries. It’s a personalized exercise program designed around your unique needs, which helps prevent sports and activity-related injuries that ultimately lead to rehabilitation.  Prehab also gives surgery patients the post-surgery advantage.

How does it work?

Prehab focuses on strengthening and enhancing core function, stability and mobility throughout your body. Prehab routines are personalized in order to offer the most effective programs depending on current fitness levels, and the types of activities or sports you engage in.

Is prehab right for you?

The simple answer is, yes.

Athletes of all levels should include prehab as part of a well-rounded training program. Whether you’re an elite, professional league athlete or participate in recreational sports activities, prehab can help you remain fit and injury free.

Proper program design

Prehab works best when developed in partnership with a qualified practitioner who can create a progressive program that is constantly updated to match a participant’s progress, and to ensure on-going success. Depending on the participant’s typical training cycle, prehab can be incorporated into a practice session, or be designed as an independent workout, for off days or active rest days.  With a wealth of experience working with premiere competitive athletes and recreationally active clients, the experts at HPC are well suited to develop the right prehab program to suit your unique, individual needs.