Prehabilitation is Getting fit, before having an operation, especially a spinal operation, has many
benefits. The body is generally better able to take the trauma of surgery and recover
from it. Obviously, because of the problems requiring surgery, the patient will not be
able to do unrestricted exercises, but carefully targeted ones can be introduced and
What is the benefit?
An international study has shown Patients who were scheduled for surgical treatment for back pain, have gone through a six-week program of prehabilitation. These patients left the hospital sooner, required less post-operative medication, and returned to normal activities quicker than those who did not.