Prehabilitation: improving the results of surgery

A. Richey

Prehabilitation is an approach to aid people recover from surgery and increase the likelihood of a good outcome.

Prehabilitation helps people improve their functional capacity through optimising their physical and psychological health. Studies have shown that people with low fitness and poor eating habits have an increased risk of complications following surgery. This can result in further operations or delayed recovery. This can be particularly important after a work injury, with time off work or on reduced duties. Many employees lose physical f...

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Published 25 April, 2016 | Updated 26 April, 2016