Prolapse Surgery

Postoperative recovery exercises and techniques that:

  • Promote your surgical recovery
  • Reduce your risk of repeat prolapse
  • Help you exercise safely after prolapse surgery
  • Keep you strong and active long-term

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Expert Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy videos and information

Hips Butt & Thighs for Prolapse
Physio Safe Leg Exercises (Hips, Butt & Thighs) for Prolapse & After Prolapse Surgery
Recovery exercises after prolapse surgery
Physiotherapy Guide to Maximise Your Recovery After Prolapse Surgery
Woman walking
How to Ensure Successful Rectocele Surgery (plus Benefits and Risks of Rectocele Repair)
Plank Variations
Plank Variations for Your Core With Prolapse Problems or After a Hysterectomy
Modified Deadlift Video
Modified Deadlift for Women With Prolapse or After Hysterectomy
Deep forward bend Yoga
Safe Bending After Prolapse Surgery and With Prolapse Problems
Walking after prolapse surgery
Walking After Prolapse Surgery Physiotherapist Guidelines Weeks 1-6
Exercise after prolapse surgery
How Long to Wait for Safe Return to Exercise After Prolapse Surgery?
Prolapse coping
How to Cope With Your Prolapse and Feel Good Again
Uterine prolapse
How to Avoid Your Uterine Prolapse Symptoms Worsening
Lower back pain after hysterectomy
5 Physiotherapy Exercises for Relieving Lower Back Pain After Hysterectomy
Prolapse surgery questions to ask
20 Prolapse Surgery Questions you Need to ask Your Doctor Before Surgery
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Benefits of Exercise After Prolapse Surgery

1. Short Term Recovery Exercise

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

Prolapse_surgeryExercise during early recovery can help:

Prevent chest problems

Reduce the risk of blood clots

Improve bowel emptying

Reduce physical deterioration

Relieve 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. While you’re healing it’s important to progress your exercises gradually and modify unsafe exercises.

It’s also advisable to adopt pelvic floor safe exercise long-term when your pelvic floor has completely healed.

Pelvic floor safe exercise after prolapse surgery can help with:

  • Weight management
  • Cardiovascular fitness
  • Physical strengthening
  • Emotional well being
  • Protecting your pelvic floor

Choosing Safe Exercises After Prolapse Surgery

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

Pelvic floor safe exercises after surgery include:

How to Avoid Unsafe Exercises

It’s important to make your first surgery your best surgical outcome. The risk of repeat prolapse increases with each successive prolapse surgery that’s performed.

Knowing which exercises to avoid is important for women wanting to stay active and fit during recovery and long term. Unfortunately sometimes women aren’t fully aware that there are some commonly performed exercises that may increase the likelihood of repeat prolapse.

Exercises to avoid after surgery include:

  • High impact exercises such as running and jumping
  • Intense abdominal core exercises including some that are included in advanced Pilates and some Yoga classes that can be easily modified
  • Heavy loading during weight training especially with unsafe weight training exercises and techniques likely to strain the pelvic floor

Kegel Exercises After Prolapse Surgery

Kegel exercises after prolapse surgery aim to:

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

Recommencing Kegel exercises after surgery can vary in terms of the best time to start. Kegels usually commence when you receive your doctor’s approval and this is usually from around 4 weeks after surgery. It’s important to have your doctor’s approval prior to starting your Kegel training.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is usually gradually progressed and can take up to 6 months to complete.

Prolapse Exercises Saver Pack

Workout DVD and Prolapse Exercises e-Book Pelvic Prolapse Saver Pack

with Physiotherapist Michelle Kenway

Learn how to exercise safely, strengthen your prolapse and reduce your risk of pelvic prolapse worsening.

Prolapse Exercises Saver Pack is the complete exercise solution for women after prolapse surgery who are seeking to exercise safely and protect the pelvic floor from injury.

This saver pack includes exercises for your recovery and long-term exercises for strength, fitness, weight management and bone health.

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