KAYLA HEGER PT, DPT, WCS
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Women’s Health Certified Specialist
Regain Strength, Mobility, and Confidence Post-Hysterectomy with Personalized Physical Therapy
Undergoing a hysterectomy, a surgical procedure to remove the uterus, is a significant event in a woman’s life. Many women experiencing this life-changing surgery are left with unanswered questions of what life will be like after surgery, and how do I regain strength, mobility, and confidence.
While the recovery process can vary from person to person, one valuable tool for enhancing recovery and improving overall well-being is physical therapy.
After a hysterectomy, women may experience post-surgical discomfort such as pain, swelling, and limited range of motion. We can play a crucial role in managing these symptoms. Through targeted exercises and manual therapy techniques can help reduce pain and swelling, improving overall comfort. Additionally, we can provide guidance on proper body mechanics and postural techniques to minimize strain on the surgical site, facilitating a smoother recovery process.
Get Back to Your Normal Activities Faster with our Physical Therapy Recovery Program
Physical therapy is instrumental in restoring strength and flexibility following a hysterectomy. The surgical procedure can temporarily weaken the abdominal and pelvic muscles, leading to challenges in daily activities. With our guidance, women can gradually engage in exercises that target these muscles, gradually rebuilding their strength and endurance. This improved muscular function helps restore core stability and enhances overall body strength, enabling women to return to their normal activities more efficiently.
Mobilizing and Stretching Scar Tissue
Hysterectomy incisions can also lead to the formation of scar tissue, which, if left unaddressed, may cause adhesions and restrict movement. Techniques such as scar tissue mobilization and stretching exercises can prevent the formation of adhesions and minimize their impact on mobility. Through gentle manipulation and specialized exercises, we can break down scar tissue, promoting tissue flexibility and preventing complications that may hinder a woman’s ability to move freely.
The emotional well-being of a woman after a hysterectomy is just as important as her physical recovery. At Apex you can expect a supportive environment where women can discuss their concerns, fears, and emotional challenges. Through compassionate guidance, we can help patients navigate the emotional aspects of their recovery, promoting a positive mindset and boosting confidence. Engaging in physical activities also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good hormones, promoting a sense of well-being and alleviating any anxiety or depression that may accompany the recovery process.
Reclaim Your Strength and Confidence with Expert Hysterectomy Recovery Physical Therapy
Physical therapy is a powerful ally for women recovering from a hysterectomy. By addressing post-surgical discomfort, restoring strength and flexibility, preventing scar tissue adhesions, and nurturing emotional well-being, physical therapy empowers women to regain control over their lives and embrace a healthier, more fulfilling future.
Incorporating this into the post-hysterectomy recovery journey can provide women with the necessary tools to enhance their overall well-being and expedite their return to an active lifestyle.
KAYLA HEGER PT, DPT, WCS