We prepare ourselves for vacations, marathons, and all kinds of other activities so is it not considered important to do the same in preparation for surgery and treatment?Knowing that you have a part in your own care and some ownership in how you handle the intervention may also help reduce the stress of the procedures that you are to face. There may be many interventions that we can look at as a positive prehabilitation and give them some control in what is happening to them and may improve how the handle the treatments they are facing. The truth of the matter is that we may sometimes be weak in the rehabilitation area unless a person comes to us and complains of their outcomes and then we address it and make a plan.
All in all, in may be an arena that we can work on in addition to the rehabilitation part of the process.
(And basically may make it a better day!)