12 Physiotherapy Exercises You Want to Know When Preparing for Hysterectomy

Preparing for hysterectomy with these Physiotherapy exercises helps you improve your recovery speed and reduce your risk of some common problems after hysterectomy. 1. Pelvic Floor Exercises (Kegels) Hysterectomy may increase the risk of pelvic floor problems after surgery including prolapse and/or bladder control problems. Starting your pelvic floor training before your surgery can help […]

10 Cystocele Repair Rules for Avoiding Bladder Prolapse Surgery

Cystocele repair (bladder prolapse repair) is one of the most commonly performed types of prolapse surgery. Some women with cystocele problems remain active and largely symptom free while others require prolapse surgery for debilitating symptoms. This 10 step Physiotherapist cystocele repair guide helps you reduce your risk of worsening bladder prolapse and prolapse surgery. 1. […]

Safe Bending After Prolapse Surgery and With Prolapse Problems

Is bending after prolapse surgery safe?  What’s the best way to bend forwards and lift from the ground? Recently I received an email from a reader who was too frightened to bend forwards to remove her shoes many months after her prolapse surgery. This highlights the confusion and fear about safe bending after prolapse surgery. […]

Walking After Prolapse Surgery Physiotherapist Guidelines Weeks 1-6

Walking after prolapse surgery is the exercise of choice for most women. Walking promotes physical recovery and reduces the risk of postoperative complications. This Physiotherapist walking guide for weeks 1-6 after prolapse surgery includes: When to start walking after your prolapse surgery How much walking in week 1 How to progress walking during the first […]

How Long to Wait for Safe Return to Exercise After Prolapse Surgery?

How long do you need to wait before returning to exercise after prolapse surgery? Is it safe to return to your regular exercise after prolapse surgery? This Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy information helps you plan your safe return to exercise. Read on now to learn: Problems with returning too soon to exercise after prolapse surgery How […]

How Constant Pelvic Floor Bracing Causes these Debilitating Pelvic Floor Problems

Are you confused about when to contract and relax your pelvic floor? Many women make the mistake of constant pelvic floor bracing (contracting) without knowing the importance of relaxing their pelvic floor muscles. Constantly bracing your pelvic floor muscles can cause serious and debilitating pelvic floor problems. Read on now to learn: How your pelvic […]

When to Contract Your Pelvic Floor During Exercise

It can be very confusing to know when to contract your pelvic floor during exercise. Should you activate your pelvic floor when you’re walking or hiking? What about during your exercise class or in the gym? Women often make the mistake of contracting (bracing) their pelvic floor muscles constantly during exercise making their pelvic floor […]

Side Plank Abdominal Core Exercise for Women With Prolapse

Are you looking for prolapse-friendly abdominal core exercises?  Have you considered the modified Side Plank (or Side Bridge) for strengthening your core and trimming your waist? Side Plank is a pelvic floor friendly core abdominal exercise. You may wish to consider including this core exercise in your regular core workout.   Read on to learn […]

How to Prevent Prolapse After Hysterectomy

Prolapse after hysterectomy is often a concern, particularly for women with prolapse prior to surgery. There are a number of things you can do to to reduce your risk of post hysterectomy prolapse. Knowing the prolapse risks can help you prevent prolapse after hysterectomy.   Read on now to learn: Hysterectomy factors that increase the […]

Hysterectomy Recovery Diet for Solving Bowel Problems After Hysterectomy

Your hysterectomy recovery diet can help you avoid and overcome some of the common bowel problems after surgery. Which foods reduce bowel problems after hysterectomy? Which foods can cause bowel problems after a hysterectomy? Read on to learn: Hysterectomy recovery diet for managing constipation How to soften your stool after hysterectomy Diet to reduce gas […]