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Vestibular Prehab

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What is Vestibular Prehab?

Prehab is short for pre-rehabilitation. The aim of prehab is to use selective exercise to reduce the risk of injury and is becoming an increasingly important part of sports training regimens. People generally think of orthopedics when it comes to preventing injury, such as low back prehab, shoulder prehab, and ankle prehab. But the same principles can also be applied to the vestibular system, that is the system largely responsible for balance and coordination comprised of the inner ear, eyes, and brain. 

Vestibular prehab effectively helps people heal faster from injuries such as concussion. It is highly relevant to contact sports such as football and combat sports. Moreover, since the vestibular system has a large influence on things like reaction time, balance, and hand-eye coordination, vestibular training also proves to be a novel way to maximize performance for virtually every sport. 

Relevant Sports to Vestibular Prehab

  • Boxing
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Muay Thai
  • Kickboxing
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Lacrosse
  • Tennis
  • Badminton
  • Rugby 
  • Baseball
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