Prolapse Surgery Recovery and Safe Fitness Exercises

Exercises After Prolapse Surgery

Prolapse surgery recovery exercises and techniques that help you:

  • Exercise safely after prolapse surgery
  • Promote immediate recovery
  • Reduce the risk of repeat prolapse
  • Exercise and stay active safely long-term

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with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

Michelle Kenway

Learn how to exercise safely, strengthen your pelvic floor support and reduce your risk of repeat prolapse .

Prolapse Exercises is a complete exercise guide for women with prolapse seeking to exercise safely and protect their pelvic floor.


Benefits of Exercise After Prolapse Surgery

1. Short Term Recovery Exercise

Exercise promotes recovery and prevents adverse side effects during the first 6-8 weeks after prolapse surgery.

Exercise during early recovery helps:

  • Prevent chest problems
  • Reduce the likelihood of blood clots (DVT)
  • Improve bowel function
  • Reduce physical deterioration
  • Reduce joint pain and stiffness
  • Return to regular activity and work
  • Improve self confidence and mood

 2. Long Term Recovery Exercise

Complete internal healing takes approximately 3 months in most women.

During healing it is important to follow a gradually progressed and modified return to exercise program.

When the pelvic floor is completely healed it is advisable to adopt pelvic floor safe exercise long-term.

Pelvic floor safe exercise after prolapse surgery promotes:

  • Weight management
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Physical strength
  • Pelvic floor protection
  • Emotional well being

Pelvic Floor Safe Exercise after Prolapse Surgery

Pelvic floor safe exercises are important after prolapse surgery to avoid pelvic floor overload and reduce the risk of repeat prolapse.

Pelvic floor safe exercises after surgery include:

  • Low impact fitness exercises
  • Low intensity core abdominal exercises
  • Appropriate strength training exercises and techniques

Pelvic Floor Exercises after Prolapse Surgery

Pelvic floor exercises commence with your doctor’s approval usually from around 4 weeks after surgery.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is usually gradually progressed thereafter during recovery.

Pelvic floor exercises after prolapse surgery aim to:

  • Maximize pelvic floor strength and support
  • Reduce the risk or repeat prolapse
  • Prevent problems sometimes associated with prolapse surgery (e.g. incontinence)