How Prehab Can Assist With Injuries And Post-Surgery Recovery
It’s the month of March
and that means a change of season, which may help motivate those of us who are
still struggling to maintain our fitness regime after the ‘downtime’ of the
Christmas holidays. If you have children, it’s probably also meant a return to their
school’s sports program and the routine of ferrying them to weekend games.
However, if you or one
of your family has recently experienced pain or injury or they are preparing
for surgery, then it’s worth knowing a little more about the expert prehabilitation services we offer here at Pivotal
What is prehab?
essentially refers to preventative injury risk strategies that
can assist with fitness and sporting injury
rehabilitation and pre-and post-surgery
rehabilitation, and it also offer a range of benefits to those enjoying
their retirement years.
However, prehabilitation requirements do differ between
individuals, so if you are after prehab services in
Brisbane, our expert team can develop a tailored
plan to suit your circumstances.
How can it help before and after surgery?
Prehabilitation before surgery can include functional compound exercises that strengthen specific
muscle groups in order to prevent excessive weakness from occurring and provide
post-operative muscle memory. Things like massage, joint mobilisation and
trigger point releasing can also help.
How can it help after an injury?
If you or one of the family has recently
experienced a fitness or sporting injury, then prehab can assist with correcting
muscle length imbalances, assisting with joint alignment and flexibility, and
enhancing your strength and muscle endurance.
How can it help during your retirement years?
Prehab in retirement is important
because as we age our muscles start to weaken, our bones lose their hardness
and our reaction times slow down which are all risk factors for injuries. There
are a variety of ways to incorporate
prehab into everyday living, however our team can also help you to
achieve normal static and dynamic posture,
normalize your core stability and boost your movement pattern efficiency.
Our classes can also help!
At Pivotal Motion, we offer twice-weekly fitness classes for the elderly that
are run by experienced physiotherapists. These involve a range of exercises
that can help prevent falls, improve strength, flexibility, fitness and
coordination and instill confidence in function and movement. Our classes make
exercise fun, empowering and exciting!
We also run twice-weekly teenage fitness classes that develop each child’s fitness, strength and coordination and are specifically tailored to the requirements of individual teens. These are supervised by one of our experienced, movement-focused physiotherapists and can assist with prehabilitation before surgery or to teach adolescents how to be safe and effective with training.
For more information on prehabilitation or any of our weekly exercise classes, give our friendly team a call on 07 3352 5116 or click the button below to book an appointment today!