Embrace the opportunity to prepare your body, mind and life prior to your surgery to enhance and optimise your recovery
Knowing what to eat, how to exercise and what is normal before you have your surgery can help with a plan of action for the early post operative period.
If you were going to have your knee replaced or a ligament reconstruction, you would usually have physiotherapy input prior to surgery – PREHAB!
Prepare your body for optimal healing
So why should this be any different when you are booked in to have gynaecological surgery? By optimising your pelvic floor function, movement, breathing and strength prior to your operation, you will create an enhanced healing space within your body.
Knowledge is power!
Gynae surgery may bring with it different symptoms that you will need to manage. Knowledge is power and being aware of these changes and how you can manage them prior to having your operation will empower you during this time.
Make life preparations too!
We can discuss and plan the practical support you're going to need at home during your recovery, so you can make preparations at home and with family and friends before your hospital visit.
What to expect from hysterectomy or gynae surgery
Hysterectomy surgery can sometimes leave you with menopausal symptoms and scar tissue which can affect your recovery. Hormone changes can lead to bladder, bowel and other pelvic issues which can benefit from physiotherapy treatment. Learning to live, move and breath well before your surgery is paramount to your recovery.
Other gynae surgery such as:
- prolapse repair,
- management of endometriosis,
- fibroid removal
- or exploritory surgery
can all benefit from physiotherapy input both before and after surgery. Optimising pelvic floor function will enhance recovery.
Find out how I can help you
1 hour one-to-one Prehab session