So you are wondering what "prehab" means? Basically, it is after training and before the point where you are in need of rehab therapy with a physical therapist. These "prehab" sessions are unique in that the client gets therapy for overworked muscles. Think of it like a tune-up or oil change, but for your body...to keep it revving at full capacity with less down-time! Keeping your body in check on a consistent basis is how you achieve peak performance and is the key to injury prevention.
- NormaTec Recovery Boots
- Foam rolling
- Total body stretching
The NormaTec compression boots flush out legs from spinning, running, and even just walking around NYC. They have a proprietary technology and use compressed air to massage your limbs, mobilize fluid, and speed recovery with a patented NormaTec Pulse Massage Pattern......and you can read more about them here.
When it comes to foam rollers, most often people think "ouch" and pain, but if used properly with a certified trainer they can be beneficial. By using slow controlled pressure they release tension in muscles and alleviate minor aches and pains. I use the Trigger Point brand because of their grid technology for a basic foam roller. For a more advanced tool, there is the HyperIce vibration foam roller, it not only helps with muscle release, but also muscle activation through its vibration technology.
Do I need to bother stretching? Should I stretch before or after working out? Those are commonly asked questions. You never want to stretch cold muscles, so I use it at the end of the session. The main benefit of stretching is it improves flexibility and helps increase range of motion as well as circulation. As our bodies age, muscles can become tighter and movement becomes slower and less fluid. So with stretching, you will become less susceptible to muscle strains or other soft tissue injuries.
As with all my sessions, these can be customized. For example, if you only want the compression boots or if you have a partner, anything can be arranged. Rates are determined on length, frequency and package set up. So please inquire HERE for detailed information.