Hernia Repair Recovery Exercises Will Help Keep You Safe and Healthy After Your Repair

I'd love to chat with you if you have recently had (or will be having) a hernia repair.

hernia repair recovery exercisesOur hernia repair recovery exercises will really increase your confidence in your repair so that you can return to all the activities you need and love to do.

You're so smart to be researching hernia repair recovery exercises! A lot of folks make the misguided assumption that all they need to do for a hernia is get a repair - and then life is grand again! Unfortunately, that is rarely the case. Many people find themselves in the predicament of having multiple hernias since they never got to the root of the problem - their movement patterns and how their bodies manage pressure. You don't want to be in that camp! 

Having a hernia repair is like pushing the "reset" button on things. It gets you out of trouble - but it doesn't address the issues in your body that led the hernia to develop in the first place.

Did you know that hernia exercises can be so effective that 50% of people with hernias who don't even have surgery go back to the activities they love? That's saying a lot!1

I learned all about hernias firsthand - I developed one in my incision after a couple of emergency abdominal surgeries.

As part of my process of healing myself, I signed up for a core strengthening program that was designed to help those with a core injury in some way. After working the program for about six months I was able to reverse my hernia - without surgery! This result was confirmed via CT scan. 

healing hernia naturallyIt was confirmed that I had two large hernias in August of 2019.
heal hernia without surgeryBy February of 2020, six months into doing my hernia exercises, my hernias had been healed.

I now have confidence that I won't ever develop one again due the exercises I learned and the techniques I learned for daily tasks.  I loved my results so much that I felt compelled to take a course so that I could teach the program to others! The course covered how to faciliate healing of hernias with or without repair as well as prevent them. 

Here is a video to check if you could stand to improve your breathing system, which will help your hernia heal naturally.

In this course I learned about so much more than just hernias. I also learned that hernias are often a full body issue with the hernia being the symptom. Along the way I built upon the expertise I already had as a trainer in managing back pain, helping improve posture, healing diastasis (separation of the ab muscles along the midline), healing hernias, healing prolapse, and many other issues that can affect us from head to toe. A lot of these issues can be drastically helped with a few simple breathing exercises that are easy to fit into your day. It's pretty amazing stuff!2

With these core exercises I have learned and I now teach, I am proud and grateful that I have gotten myself back to living a pain free life which includes overcoming back pain that limited my ability to walk for years. So much S#*$ can go wrong when our core is weak or injured - or things are simply out of balance in our body.

Here is an exercise I used to heal my hernia. Do not perform any exercises without first being clearned to do so by your doctor.

I used to have to tape my hernia with kinesiotape just to get through the day. I was petrified to work my core since the doctors I met with scared me into believing my hernia would only get worse and worse with time. Now I am so tremendously confident in doing anything I want to do that I forget my hernia was even there! The hernia repair recovery exercises I performed were simple and easy to incorporate into my day. I can even do some of them while in the car or waiting in line at the grocery store. Now I am on a maintenance plan with them and it's not a big deal at all to keep up with them while I focus most of my time on other types of workouts.

Simply having hernia repair surgery and then hoping for the best isn't the way to increase your odds of success - in fact, hernia repair failure is pretty high. I don't mean to scare you, but with a few personalized simple core exercises you can really increase your odds of continuing on with a pain-free, hernia free life after surgery! It's seriously worth taking some time to learn about them. If you're still not sure it's for you, schedule a Discovery Call below and I'll give you an opinion on your situation at no cost.

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I worked this program as a student for a year and a half before enrolling in the course, which is run by two Doctors of Physical Therapy. Not only did I spent countless hours in the course material and lectures, but I also have had the opportunity to practice my skills on live people! I have a full client load now focusing on hernia repair, prolapse healing, and postpartum issues. I also have a team of PT on my side who I can ask questions of or refer clients to if their expertise is needed to complement mine.

This is a great self care exercise that I used to recover from my hernias.

The Conditions that Led to Your Hernia Are Still Going to Be There After Your Surgery

Our abdomen is designed to work as a system, and everyone knows that if one part of a system fails, the whole thing usually falls apart. If one part of our core system is stronger than the other, hernias as the outcome - no two ways about it. No repair job can ensure that you won't have a repeat performance. However, the good news is I know exactly what to teach you to help yourself. Some hernias, like mine, are a result of surgery. Hernias also run in families, so there may be a genetic component. Other hernias are a result of a lifetime of less-than-optimal movement patterns. Many of them are a combination of all three. The good news is, no matter why or how you got your hernia, I know how to help you. 

I promise you – so much can be done about so many of these issues with hernia repair recovery exercises! The exercises are scalable - you can do as much or as little as you want and have time for and still benefit. I will work with you and your schedule to ensure that it's not overwhelming.

Corrective exercise can increase the odds that the surgery will “take” and decrease the odds of future issues developing. Frequently they can be started as soon as one week after surgery. In other cases you'll have to wait a bit longer. We will ensure that you start your recovery exercises at the perfect time for your particular procedure.

We teach hernia repair recovery exercises to folks with:

  • Sports Hernias
  • Incisional Hernias
  • Umbilical Hernias
  • Inguinal Hernias
  • Complex Hernias
  • Suspected Hernias (we will ask you to be clearned by a doctor first).

I am trained in being able to help you though a live video call format as well asthrough in person work. And the great news is, the video method3 has been proven to be just as successful as in person options – so no worries if we live far apart!

Are you intrigued to learn these hernia repair recovery exercises? Don't be shy. 

If you would like more information on what I might be able to do for you, feel free to reach out! I offer a Free 15 minute Discovery Call where we can discuss your situation and I can give you an honest assessment of how you may (or may) not benefit from what I have to offer! I am so excited to bring this new knowledge and skill set to you as just one of the many services Home Bodies in-home fitness training provides - especially since this is an issue that is near and dear to my own heart and experience.

You can also request a Price Quote below. I promise I can give you tremendous value with even just one session!

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1 Brown A, Abrahams S, Remedios D, Chadwick SJ. Sports hernia: a clinical update. BR J Gen Pract. 2013:(608):e235-7. doi: 10.3399/bjgp13X664432

The functions of breathing and its dysfunctions and their relationship to breathing therapy. Rosalba Courtney. RMIT University, School Health Science, 11 Binburra Ave, Avalon, N.S.W. 2017, Australia

3 Determinants of physical activity frequency and provider advice during pregnancy. Eilann C. Santo, Peter W. Forbes, Emily Oken & Mandy B. Belfort. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth volume 17, Article number: 286 (2017).


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