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2005/08/05 08:14:41 (permalink)
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female client help

hi people

hopefully looking to find a little info on training after a hysterectomy

i have a young lady who is enthusiastic and would like to start training with me, she has informed me that she had a hysterectomy appx 3 months ago

she has been exercising but is in a little pain. any experiences anyone may wish to share (can undertsand if not due to nature of request) or any info on the matter?

i ran a search on MT but didnt find any such topics (unless my spelling is cr@p )

i have a basic understanding from a medical point of view but would prefer a working knowledge as it were in relation to training ability

any help would be great!
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    kitty
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    RE: female client help 2005/08/05 09:18:46 (permalink)
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    Um........Perhaps treat her as you would a lady who has given birth???? I don't think even that topic is covered doing GP referral certs.....will bring that up when I eventually get round to doing it.
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    RE: female client help 2005/08/05 09:45:14 (permalink)
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    She would have got some info to take home with her when she got discharged, not about training specifically but about how long you should leave it before doing different types of activities. If she's still got it, it may at least give you an idea of the types of movements she may be restricted in. I had an operation in that department (!) after an ectopic pregnancy though nothing like a hysterectomy and the hospital gave me the hysterectomy info by mistake. I didn't really read it because the first page seemed to be about housework, driving and lifting kids, most of which I didn't give a stuff about at the time!
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    RE: female client help 2005/08/05 10:53:48 (permalink)
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    thanks for the help guys

    i will have a look into it, i am eager to help her but at the same time would prefer it if she was 100% before we kicked off rather than starting too early and doing anything that may be detremental
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    RE: female client help 2005/08/05 11:55:50 (permalink)
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    people heal at different rates, the best way i've found with anything like that is to play it by ear.

    Start off with exercises that are too easy, if they are ok gradually increase the work load (weight speed or whatever depending on what you are doing) but drop back if any discomfort occurs.

    The other thing is to experiment with different movements/ angles of movement.

    For the time being seated and machine exercises may well be better as there is less strain through the torso, you can then slowly move her onto free standing free weight stuff. Simiraly cardio might be best restricted to low impact (cross trainer etc) for the time being and slowly get her into jogging.

    Main thing would be to keep reminding you to let you know how each movement feels and use that as a guide to progression.

    I've had two clients following a hysterectomy and one following a cesarean. All three could do different things at different rates but if she has had 3 months (12 weeks) to recover then that should be plenty
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    RE: female client help 2005/08/05 12:09:03 (permalink)
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    cheers dave

    good info mate
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    RE: female client help 2005/08/05 15:50:46 (permalink)
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    After I had a ceasarean, I was able to exercise wtihin 5 weeks, but I was young and fit then! You would definatley have to assess each person as an individual, as each person heals quickly. I was lucky that my abdominal muscles were not torn or seperated, but this may be the case, and would require very gentle abdominal work to begin with, but am sure you are aware of that!
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