It becomes particularly important as we get older to be more proactive about our health and fitness. As we age it is harder to maintain a functional body. An injury or surgery that occurs later in life can be incredibly difficult, and sometimes impossible, to properly recover from. This is where being a step ahead in your physical well-being becomes crucial to your quality of life. Getting on the front foot early and conditioning your body to be stronger and more reliable will keep you engaged with the more physical aspects of your life for longer.
Ultimately, engaging with exercise physiology and ‘prehabilitation’ methods as soon as you can will provide you with long term benefits. Less people may be aware of the process known as prehabilitation. Prehabilitation, in essence, is an intervention process. It aims to prevent injury from occurring in the first place via the application of strength and conditioning. It is proactive, not reactive, with the goal of maintaining ideal physical functioning. A restricted body provides a restricted lifestyle, and only paying attention to your body once a problem arises will keep you out of action for longer.
Developing a prehab program suited to your needs and lifestyle is best done through Accredited Exercise Physiologists (AEPs). They have the qualifications necessary to design and deliver an effective exercise intervention, managing and maintaining a level of physical fitness that will keep you feeling confident in your community and in your home. AEPs range from physio’s, podiatrists, occupational therapists, osteo’s, etc.
Clients of Eremea have access to our contracted allied health services. Even if you are still waiting on government funding for our aged care services, you will be able to make use of our allied health. The exercise physiologists we work with are trusted and reliable, and we have a very high confidence in their ability to deliver positive results.
Be proactive with your health and wellbeing. Contact us today to get started.