In our last blog we talked about inflammation, and the rehab process surrounding it, to help you get you back on the sporting field or just back to doing your everyday activities pain free. This month we’re talking about prehab and how you can avoid the struggle and stress involved with being injured, and stay feeling your best. Before we dive into it, you’re probably asking yourself ‘what really is prehab?’ and ‘why should I bother with it if I’m not even injured?’
Well, prehab is about fixing the problem before it becomes a problem, because there’s nothing worse than struggling through pain at home, work or on the sporting field. You wouldn’t wait for your car to break down on the side of the highway before taking it in for a service because then it’s out of action for the next couple of weeks and costs an arm and a leg to fix. You’d much rather service it regularly to avoid it breaking down on you, so why not do the same for your body? Because we know that being injured and out of action sucks!
A visit to your chiro even when you’re feeling fine can be the most beneficial as they can get a better idea of how your body functions on a day-to-day basis, and not just when it’s struggling through an injury. This can help to identify subtle faults in your regular movement patterns, reflexes or posture that you may not even notice yourself, which if left uncorrected could lead to an injury down the line, when you least need it. We can then help to correct these faults by getting your spine moving the way it should again, as well as give you some simple exercises and stretches to do in your own time to fine tune your body’s mechanics and keep you injury free.