A prehab (short for prehabilitation) program uncovers and works to clear up unforeseen roadblocks to long-term fitness and health success unlike a traditional reactionary approach found with rehabilitation programs. In other words, prehabilitation exists to prevent the injury that you would need rehabilitation from. By incorporating a prehab program, participants can expect to achieve a higher state of body awareness and active participation in their physical well-being.
A rehabilitation program is a program designed uniquely to help return a patient from a state of injury or surgical intervention back to pre-injury or pre-surgery condition. These patients are then prescribed a prehabilitation program to prevent injury reoccurrence.