When we were children we all used to chat about what our superpower would be… superspeed! Invisibility! X-ray vision! INVINCIBILITY!

Wouldn’t it be amazing for your body to be free of threat from damage, pain, and injury?

Unfortunately we can’t promise that, but there are ways of making your body more resilient and minimising RISK of injury. This is where prehab comes in.

So… What Is Prehab?

Prehab is a proactive approach to staying strong, fit, and active longer. It is about conditioning your body for life, whether you are a keen sports person or just want to enjoy playing with your grandchildren in the garden. Prehab incorporates all of the activities and routines that promote performance and recovery and make pain and injury less likely, including:

  • Nutrition
  • Sleep
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Soft tissue therapy

Soft Tissue Therapy and Prehab

Prehabilitative soft tissue therapy is about targeting your vulnerable areas to improve strength, stability, flexibility, muscle tone, and joint function.

At Reset, your therapist can incorporate a variety of assessment strategies and treatment methods to your prehab program.

Some examples include:

  • Posture and joint assessments
  • Functional movement screening
  • Subjective consultation
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Remedial exercise and stretching
  • Soft tissue release (STR)
  • Massage
  • Neuromuscular stretching
  • Myofascial release

Regular assessment is key in order to identify your weak spots and tailor your prehab to your body’s needs. This will ensure that your prehab is safe, appropriate, sustainable, and effective. It will also help to pick up any minor niggles before they have the chance to develop into something more serious.

Who Needs Prehab Soft Tissue Therapy?

Everybody can gain from prehab, as the aim is to improve functional capacity and build resilience against injury. If you strengthen your weakest points you are less likely to hurt yourself if you fall, for example. However, the following groups in particular can benefit greatly:

  • People who increase their activity level or sport participation (intensity, duration, frequency)
  • People who change the type of activity they are doing (starting a new hobby or switching sports)
  • People who regularly get injured in the same place
  • People who are preparing for surgery

If you would like to book for some prehab soft tissue therapy email resetsportsmassage@btinternet.com or click here!

 

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