Hysterectomy Recovery Exercises for Avoiding Post-Operative Complications e-Book

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Physical Therapy exercises and techniques help you move and exercise to avoid major complications and common side effects of hysterectomy.
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Hysterectomy Recovery Exercises e-Book Contents

Section 1 Essential Exercises Immediately After Surgery
1. Deep Breathing Exercises
2. Protecting When You Cough
3. Circulation Exercises

Section II Moving Well After Hysterectomy
4. Bed Resting Position
5. How to Move in Bed
6. How to Move out of Bed
7. How to Return Back into Bed
8. Correct Standing Posture
9. Bed Exercises After Surgery

Section 111 Managing Your Bladder and Bowel
10. How to Empty Your Bowels After Hysterectomy
11. Exercises for Relieving Gas Pain After Hysterectomy
12. How to Empty Your Bladder After Hysterectomy
13. Troubleshooting Common Bladder Emptying Problems

Section IV Early Stage Exercise and Activity Guide
14. Walking Guide for After Hysterectomy
15. Techniques for Supporting Your Pelvic Floor
16. Short-Term Activity Guide for Home

Hysterectomy Recovery Physical Therapy Exercises

Professional exercises and techniques for early hysterectomy recovery that help you:

  1. Move safely
  2. Minimise pain
  3. Prevent some major hysterectomy complications (e.g. chest problems)
  4. Manage and avoid common hysterectomy side effects (e.g. constipation, lower back pain, gas, bladder emptying)
  5. Minimise loss of fitness after surgery
  6. Resume appropriate activity after surgery.


This user friendly hysterectomy recovery exercise guide is ideal when preparing for and recovering from:

  • Abdominal hysterectomy
  • Vaginal hysterectomy
  • Laparoscopic hysterectomy
  • Radical hysterectomy
  • Combined hysterectomy and prolapse surgery.

Post-Operative Hysterectomy Complications and Side Effects

Having a hysterectomy increases the risks of some serious post-operative complications and common side effects.

  • Serious post-operative complications include blood clots in the lungs and bladder problems
  • Common side effects include pain and difficulty moving, constipation, gas (wind) pain, bladder emptying difficulties and lower back pain
  • Short-term problems include decreased strength, fitness and flexibility
  • Long-term problems may include prolapse and bladder complications.

Fortunately these hysterectomy complications and common side effects can be avoided or readily managed with the Physical Therapy exercises and techniques outlined in this book.

Benefits of Early Exercise After Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy Recovery teaches you simple Physical Therapy exercises to help you:

  • Avoid chest complications
  • Move safely after your surgery
  • Minimise discomfort moving
  • Relieve lower back pain and stiffness
  • Empty your bowels and bladder
  • Relieve gas pain
  • Protect your pelvic floor
  • Maintain fitness and minimise physical deterioration
  • Return safely to home activities

Book Details

  • Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist exercises
  • Colour illustrations
  • 38 pages
  • ISBN 978-0-646-99101-6

About the Author

Michelle Kenway is an Australian Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, author of the Inside Out series of books and exercise DVDs  and women’s exercise leader. Michelle has extensive private practice and hospital-based experience. She has lectured widely to health professionals and promotes community health through her writing, radio segments, online exercise videos and presentations to community groups. Michelle holds dual post graduate physiotherapy qualifications in women’s health and exercise and she is passionate about helping women to exercise and stay active for their physical and emotional well being.

National Recognition

Hysterectomy Recovery Exercises Book 1 is part of the internationally acclaimed Inside Out series of books and exercise DVDs. Inside Out the first book in this series was identified as a key resource for the Australian Continence Foundations’ National Exercise and the Pelvic Floor Project.

The Inside Out pelvic floor recovery and safe exercise series provides women with professional guidance for pelvic floor strengthening, how to choose appropriate fitness and strength exercises to avoid pelvic floor injury and minimize the risk of worsening pelvic floor conditions. This series includes exercise resources for women suffering from prolapse, after prolapse surgery, incontinence and hysterectomy recovery.


What Other Women Are Saying:

A very big thank you for all your support, books and DVD’s. I can’t express how much these have helped me this year, I have now be able to increase my activity levels from staying on my feet for half a day without getting sore and cooking dinner on a chair to working all day and riding my horse again, which is my love and freedom. I have also learnt how to manage my condition so I won’t get sore. I still have some more weight to lose but now I have my life back.


I exercise to your inside out dvd daily, it’s saved me from going mad whilst unable to run! Many thanks again for all your invaluable information. Can’t wait for your new exercise dvd to be released.


Thank you so much for sending your book and DVD – it arrived two days after posting. The information and exercises have already improved my urgency issues. Giving myself more time to relax between the Kegel contractions has made a big difference. Many thanks also for your insightful newsletter; can’t wait to get back into shape.


Thank you, I am so grateful for your book & DVD, this has helped me to return to exercises greatly improved my life after surgery. My heartfelt thanks, you are an angel!


My Urogynaecologist referred my to your website and I purchased your fantastic book and DVD. I live in a remote area and having your materials has meant that I have been able to look after my health and avoid making my prolapse worse. My symptoms are improving with the pelvic floor exercises and I am getting stronger which helps me so much in my life, thank you.


Thank you so much for such an informative DVD. These exercises will, I believe, help me. I appreciate this very much.


Your Prolapse Exercises book was recommended by my Physiotherapist. I found it very well written and easy to follow and am already putting in to practice the recommendations in the book. Thanks again for your help and for producing this excellent book.


I have found your Inside Out book so very helpful and easy to follow. Thank you for sharing such excellent information.


I received my dvds and books and I have been really enjoying doing the workout on the pelvic one, they were easy to do and help me understand my prolapse much better. Thank you.

JaneHong Kong

Your pelvic floor training CD is fantastic!!!!!! Even though I train other women to do their exercises I realise I haven’t been holding my exercises for nearly long enough or using sufficient effort with my exercises. I have been using it for 2 weeks & I can’t believe how much stronger my pelvic floor is already feeling. Thanks so much – I am using your guidelines and sending my exercise clients to your site to get the right information. Thanks again!


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