What is Pre-hab?
If your condition or injury is now at THAT stage, you have found a surgeon to replace your worn-out knees or hips, or to repair that torn cartilage, you’ve scheduled your operation, had your pre – op assessment, read all you can and talked to others who have gone before you but still, you feel trepidation?
What can you do?
If you want a speedy recovery and an overall successful outcome, you need to compliment the skill of your surgeon by giving him or her the best canvass to work on. You can get in shape with pre-hab before your surgery.
“Fifty percent of outcome success is due to the surgeon, and the other 50 percent is due to the patient’s commitment to recovery – starting with pre-hab,” says Vonda Wright, MD
Effectiveness of pre-hab
- The benefits of exercise before surgery are very clear: the more you can do for yourself physically before surgery, the better off you will be.
- Patients who are more fit prior to surgery tend to have shorter hospital stays.
The best approach to pre-hab is having a few individual sessions with aphysio or rehab therapist who can tailor a package of strengthening and flexibility work for your needs to encourage the most efficient recovery rate post – surgery
Our physio and rehab therapists work closely with you and your consultant providing specific regimes for an optimal outcome following your surgery.
Individual sessions in the BWT clinics, gym or hydro pool at The West Hants Club can be arranged as part of your surgery package, maintaining continuity with your referring physio, who literally knows you inside out!
Just speak with your insurance provider or Consultant’s secretary to arrange this.