Prehabilitation – injury prevention

Senior people workout with personal trainer in rehabilitation center

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, as Benjamin Franklin famously said. While most people visit a physiotherapist once they get injured, we can also help you stop the contusion from happening.

Prehabilitation prepares your body for intense effort or sport-specific activities. It also teaches you how to avoid incorrect movements.

Who can benefit from prehabilitation?

Athletes. If you train or play sports, some parts of your body are more prone to injury. Moreover, incorrect movement patterns can have a significant influence on your athletic performance and overall health.

Office and manual workers. Each kind of job poses its own risks. Manual labour settings increase the likelihood of back injury; physiotherapeutic intervention helps reduce the number and severity of such problems. Office workers often suffer from stiffness and soreness caused by long hours in front of the computer. It can lead to learned-dysfunctional posture and chronic pain.

Patients before surgery. Preparing your body for an invasive procedure can make later rehabilitation faster and easier. Prehab will also strengthen specific muscle groups that need to be active post-operation. Enhancing your general fitness prior to surgery aids recovery from anaesthetic and downtime.

Training muscles workout at home for healthy body lifestyle. Muscular woman in sports uniform and fitness tracker doing stretching on mat at home or gym, focus on sneaker and water bottle, cropped


Prehabilitation helps to:

  • achieve a correct and balanced posture;
  • stabilise your core (left vs right, upper vs lower);
  • correct movement patterns;
  • enhance muscle endurance, strength, and flexibility;
  • boost sensibility to different positions of your joints and their alignment.


During the prehabilitation session, our physiotherapist will:

  • analyse your posture, joint alignment, flexibility, muscle control, biomechanics, core stability and movement patterns;
  • understand the risks: whether they’re sport-specific, work-related, or regard upcoming surgery;
  • ask about your lifestyle, details of your activities, or any symptoms that have already occurred;
  • create for you an individual exercise program.

How to schedule a visit?

You can book an appointment at any time, including afternoons and weekends. Book online or give us a call at 020 8126 7766.