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

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Physical Therapy guidance for you to move safely and exercises that help you avoid major complications and common side effects of hysterectomy.


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.

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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:

Thank you so much for your book “inside Out”.  I discovered I had a bladder prolapse late last year but had difficulty finding a physiotherapist who taught pelvic floor exercises. I had prolapse surgery earlier this year. I found your book and video extremely useful both before and after my operation. Very many thanks.


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


Thank you so much for your book “inside Out”.  I discovered I had a bladder prolapse late last year but had difficulty finding a physiotherapist who taught pelvic floor exercises. I had prolapse surgery earlier this year. I found your book and video extremely useful both before and after my operation. Very many thanks.


My doctor referred me to your website to get your Prolapse Exercises book and DVD. I am so glad to have found your sensible and easy to follow routine. Thanks to your DVD I have been able to exercise without awful prolapse symptoms and I am so grateful for your work.


I wanted to write and say thank you so much for your wonderful book. After having a prolapse with the birth of my first baby your book which gave me the confidence to hit the gym again and exercise safely, confident that what I was doing was helping rather than harming me. It has been six months and my surgeon has just assessed me and said that my pelvic floor had “improved” post-surgery thanks to the wonderful exercises in your book. I hope many other woman discover this valuable Inside Out showed me a way to manage my pelvic floor issues without letting them take over my life and now I’m happier than ever, having found a way to keep it all in perspective and realize that pelvic floor dysfunction can be managed, just like any other muscle injury – with the right care and exercise.

FleurNew Zealand

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