Rehabilitation vs Pre-habilitation (Preventive Rehabilitation)

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Rehabilitation is the restoration of optimal form (anatomy) and function (physiology) with the ultimate goal to limit injury, reduce or reverse the impairment of function, and prevent, correct or eliminate altogether the disability.
There are many stages to the rehabilitation process where the initial stages are typically performed under the supervision of a physical therapist or medical professional.
For many of us not involved with the professional sports industry or — dealing with relatively minor injuries, we typically would not have access to professionals. The process of rehabilitation should start as early as possible post injury in conjunction with other therapeutic treatment options. The basic idea of rehabilitation is increasing the range of movement of the injured area as well as strengthening throughout that range. This would then restore performance until the disability has been corrected or eliminated.
In an ideal scenario, none of us will reach a point that we require extensive rehabilitation training. To achieve this, we should focus our attention on a preventative approach to functional mobility through the increase of our capacity to demonstrate strength through all ranges of movement. Why wait until you are injured? There are steps you can take now to decrease your risk of injury. Pre-habilitation is the key to maximizing your physical potential and health.
Train smarter, harder, and more efficient to maximize your physical potential with minimal set backs typical of most training programs and modalities. Be proactive and not reactive towards injuries by focusing on the foundational components of performance mobility training.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure” – Benjamin Franklin
*Disclaimer: Informational purposes only. It is advised to seek Professional attention before beginning any exercise or nutritional program.
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