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What’s the point in pre-habilitation?

Pre-habilitation or Prehab is an exercise programme that starts a number of weeks before surgery. The principles of prehab is to strengthen and improve the current ability of the patient within the confines of the limb or the body.

We at Home Physio Group believe that pre-hab before any elective operation (whether it is joint replacement surgery, bowel surgery, or cardiac surgery) has its benefits. It has huge scope to increase general fitness, stamina, strength and speed up recovery following hospital discharge.

In the musculoskeletal and orthopaedic world, specialist strength training of muscles and joints whether it’s of the back, knees or hips is also recommended by many surgeons. It is considered to improve circulation, flexibility, mobility, and balance. In general, prehab prepares the body!

For which ever surgery you are due to go for, rather than letting the waiting period for a procedure be one of inactivity and anxiety, Prehab can help you become as ready as possible for your procedure. Our patients often tell us that it familiarises them with their exercises and makes them feel more confident with exercising Day 1 after surgery.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you