The power of prehab

I have learned over the years the importance of Prehab over Rehab. What does it mean? It means to take care of the problem before it happens, rather than after.

For personal experience I can say that most of the problems I have encountered – apart for specific injuries from sport, martial arts, etc. – are due to poor posture, unbalance in the kinetic chain, lack of strength in areas that should support movement (core, rotator cuffs, etc.), lack of mobility.

I have spent years looking for the perfect solution and, as much as perfect doesn’t exist, I found a few options that really helped me with lower back pain, neck pain, wrist issues and the like.

One of these is the PREHAB APP, which has a lot of programs to work on targeted muscle groups to either prevent injury or fix yourself after it happened. Especially if you are a tattooer or have a sedentary/repetitive job, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

If you want to keep performing at high levels for a long time, you gotta take care of that beautiful machine which is your body, and this could be a good companion.


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The power of the brain

Lara Boyd, a neuroscientist and professor at the University of British Columbia, has made significant contributions to our understanding of brain plasticity and its implications for learning, rehabilitation, and personal development. Boyd’s work focuses on the brain’s remarkable ability to reorganize and adapt in response to experiences, a concept known as neuroplasticity. She explores how various factors, such as learning new skills, physical exercise, and even mindset, can shape the structure and function of the brain.

One of Boyd’s notable studies involves the effects of motor learning on the brain. She has shown that practicing a skill not only improves performance but also leads to structural changes in the brain, including the formation of new connections between neurons. This finding underscores the importance of consistent practice and repetition in skill acquisition.


Boyd also investigates the role of rehabilitation in promoting neuroplasticity and recovery from brain injuries. Her research demonstrates that targeted interventions, such as constraint-induced movement therapy and repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, can facilitate neural rewiring and improve outcomes for individuals with neurological conditions.

Furthermore, Boyd’s work highlights the influence of mindset on brain plasticity. She has found that adopting a growth mindset, characterized by the belief that abilities can be developed through effort and practice, enhances neuroplasticity and learning outcomes. This insight emphasizes the importance of cultivating a positive attitude towards learning and personal growth.

Overall, Lara Boyd’s research underscores the remarkable adaptability of the human brain and provides valuable insights into how we can harness its potential to enhance learning, recovery, and overall well-being. Her findings have far-reaching implications for education, rehabilitation, and the promotion of lifelong learning.