Excerpts — Therapeutic Exercise for Musculoskeletal Injuries 4th Edition With Online Video
In the total rehabilitation program, there are two basic elements, therapeutic modalities and therapeutic exercise.
Prehabilitation is the use of therapeutic exercises in advance of a surgical procedure to improve the functional capacity of the patient so that the patient may withstand the effects of inactivity after an orthopedic surgery.
The prepubescent, midpubescent, and postpubescent age groups vary greatly in physical and psychological maturity. Rehabilitation clinicians must be aware of these variations in order to provide the best possible rehabilitation programs for people in all age groups.