Prehabilitation, or ‘prehab’ for short, is a unique form of physical therapy which improves post-operative outcomes by improving pre-operative performance. This evidence-based approach to surgery recovery has been shown to reduce length of stay, post-operative pain, as well as complications after surgery. It features tailored exercise routines, respiratory training, and nutritional support through referrals to dietitians.
Types of Care Offering Prehabilitation
Prehabilitation can be either an in-patient (sub-acute) programme or outpatient programme before the patient enters acute hospital for a surgical procedure. These programmes involve exercise, stretching, and respiratory exercises in conjunction with tailored nutritional guidance. Following the surgery, treating physiotherapists continue with a tailor made programme to further speed up recovery and return the patient to independence.
Sub-Acute Care & Rehabilitation
Sub-acute care is care provided in a hospital environment – typically after an acute hospital or Intensive Care Unit stay. Sub-acute care and rehabilitation facilities differ from intensive care environments in that they are led by allied discipline clinicians supported by medical generalists focusing on rehabilitation.
Outpatient healthcare services are medical care services provided to people after they’ve returned to their home environment. At Faircape Health, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in providing outpatient healthcare services in a world class setting with state-of-the-art equipment on a consultation basis.
Clinical evidence shows that treatment outcomes are best when treatment is administered by an MDT incorporating a variety of practitioners. At Faircape Health, we bring together healthcare professionals from different fields to collaborate on treatment plans for optimal clinical outcomes in the sub-acute and outpatient care settings. Primary and allied healthcare practitioners combine their specialities to administer the most comprehensive treatment plans available.
Our prehabilitation treatment regimens do not focus exclusively on disease, but rather on optimising wellness, and function. Following an initial complex assessment, the treating physiotherapist will develop a custom-tailored treatment plan to improve quality of life, exercise tolerance and overall physical functioning for optimal post-operative outcomes.
At Faircape Health, we pride ourselves on our commitment to excellence in providing prehabilitation in a world-class setting. To achieve this, we provide state-of-the-art specialised equipment and hospital facilities you can learn more about below.
Pathology / Blood Tests
Faircape Health is able to perform pathology / blood tests on-site to gauge pathology, check nutritional deficiencies, inform treatment courses, and to closely measure and monitor healing outcomes.
At Faircape Health we continue to expand our offerings and locations to provide world-class care to as many South Africans possible. See our various prehabilitation facilities located in the Western Cape below:
Faircape Health at Tokai Estate provides restorative care and rehabilitation for those recovering from injury or surgery.
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