Pre and post- rehabilitation conditioning - realizing the best outcomes
Having had both a knee and a hip replacement I have experienced the benefits of preparing in advance for rehabilitation and working with a trainer after the prescribed rehabilitation sessions are completed.
Pre-rehabilitation refers to advance preparation when you know you will be entering a period of rehabilitation e.g. an elective surgery such as a joint replacement.
Post rehabilitation may begin once you have finished your prescribed rehabilitation. You may want to continue to build your strength to reinforce optimal patterns of movement. It can be reassuring to continue your progress at your own speed, with some guidance.
Norm was a great help to me before I had a knee replacement. He taught me exercises to strengthen both my knees and focused on proper movement while walking.
My recovery was a success because of Norm's guidance. At my first follow up appointment with my surgeon - he was so pleased he asked to see me again in six months. After that appointment, I didn't see him again for a year.
I believe I owe all of this to Norm's training sessions, the knowledge he shared and walking every day. - Bob B