Pre/Post Rehabilitation

The human body very much follows the old adage;Use it or lose it. Research has shown that people who enter a surgical procedure with a higher level fitness can have reduced postoperative complications and have better outcomes (The Impact of Fitness on Surgical Outcomes: The Case for Prehabilitation). After surgery most people will enter physical therapy for rehabilitation to strengthen the body to allow it to function optimally.

The benefits aren't limited to just pre/post surgical procedures. If you've had an injury, the same principles can help you recover faster and get back to the things you like to do. Anytime you're laid up with an injury you risk losing strength, coordination and balance. More strength means less load on the joints. Better balance lowers the risk for a fall.



Prehabilitation is defined as preparing the body for surgery and post-rehabilitation after surgery. Working the body prior to surgery to strengthen not only the muscles around the surgical area (pain free of course), but to also get the body to function and move better. We've had clients undergo knee and hip replacement surgeries and in every case they had a faster recovery than expected.


After a surgery or an injury the body loses strength, flexibility and function. To put it simply, our body doesn't work as well. Once physical therapy ends, it's critical to keep strengthening your body so those hard won gains aren't lost.

The key to continue improving functional capacity is to train the body to function as a unit as opposed to a set of parts, while also looking at life activities and sports to ensure the body is prepared for the stresses placed on it.

While injuries and surgery are a setback, in most cases with the right rehabilitation you can get back to where you were and continue to do the things you love.


John Stagg

John is absolutely amazing. He's been through 8 surgeries for a shattered ankle from a climbing accident. He just keeps moving forward.

John was initially told he would lack significant range of motion in the ankle. Once we found out there was no mechanical limitation preventing additional range of motion, we developed a plan to see if we could increase it. I'm happy to say that our plan worked and we were able to get range of motion originally thought not possible.

Read more about John's story here: John's Story

Colin Richards

Colin unfortunately experienced one of the top skiing injuries. He tore his ACL, not while flying down the hill, but while catching an edge. Colin is not one to do well at stopping so we worked in concert with his physical therapist to develop a plan to get him going again once he got clearance from his doctor.

Watching Colin now you'd have no idea he had the injury at all.

Read more about Colin's story here: Colin's Story

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