Prehabilitation or ‘prehab’ means getting ready for your treatment. Some people find they have months or even years before treatment is necessary while for others treatment after diagnosis may be immediate. Whatever the time you have, this is that golden window of opportunity to put yourself in the best possible position to take on whatever treatment related side effects may be coming your way.
Prehab can be broken down into three components:
What are the benefits of prehabilitation?
What is exercise Prehab
Prehabilitation exercise interventions tend to focus on cardiovascular health and/ or strengthening before and during treatment or surgery.
Exercise prehab interventions will often be designed specifically for the individual however more general recommendations suggest: