Pre-habilitation addresses areas of weakness that begin to present themselves and inhibit the enjoyment of an active lifestyle. Someone might say, “I suffer from a weak lower back” or “my knee bothers me from time to time.” Often these are pre-existing areas of weakness, compounded by weight gain, that can be strengthened before they become an issue to movement or comfort.
Active Lifestyles are not limited to sports. Just ask any gardener who needs to spend a lot of time on their knees and trimming plants or parents and grandparents who are chasing after children or lifting babies and toddlers. Pre-habilitation training helps address the specific demands that a body is put under during the day. The result is a pain-free, energy filled, mobile, strong and flexible system that is more than equipped to handle life’s challenges.
If you are playing recreational or amateur sports, it is important to consider that due to their repetitive nature specific areas in the body tend to be affected. Golf and Tennis, for example, place lopsided force on the spine and shoulder processes in the body. The static nature of the Cycling posture affects, knees, neck and mid-back. GAA sports due to the sprinting and quick directional changes place extreme demands on the hamstring complex of players. And Rugby, due to direct impact causes a variety of structural stresses. A good training program can address these needs and make the body more balanced, stable and ready to withstand the specific demands of the sport. Whatever your needs, the staff at New You are well-equipped to help you become leaner, stronger and pain-free.