The goal of pre-surgical rehabilitation or “prehab” is to improve function capacity (aerobic condition, strength, ROM, etc.) before a surgical procedure which leads to more rapid postoperative recovery compared with patients who remain physically inactive through the preoperative period.
Benefits of prehabilitation:
Patients who are in good shape going into surgery tend to have less surgical complications and faster recovery rates. In human trials there is evidence that patients undertaking prehab support recovered after surgery up to x2 faster.
We consider rehabilitation therapy to be an integrative part of the recovery process following illness or injury. Our post-operative aims are to:
Our Veterinary Physiotherapists are highly skilled in working with post-operative orthopaedic and neurologic patients. Rehabilitation therapy is designed around each individual patient to ensure a thorough, long-lasting recovery.