Using a Rebounder After Hysterectomy
by Susan Brock
I had a rebounder but my mother told me to get rid of it because I have had a hysterectomy and she said it would be terrible to be bouncing due to that.
Is this true? RESPONSE
I certainly wouldn't want to say that your mother is wrong (aren't they always right?), but here is how I look at it.
If you've had a hysterectomy recently, and your body hasn't had enough time to heal, then I would definitely say that bouncing on a rebounder would be a bad idea.
However, if you have fully recovered I see no reason why you shouldn't use one. After all, it is incredibly low impact and certainly much easier on you than many other forms of exercise.
And the rebounder trampoline
is the only form of exercise that will strengthen every cell in your body - which is just what you need to prevent a prolapse.
It would obviously be a good idea to proceed slowly and gently. Perhaps start out with just a few minutes of health bouncing (details can be found at rebounder exercises
) a few times a day.
If all feels well, increase each week to a few more minutes of health bouncing a few times a day. This will give your organs, muscles, and ligaments time to strengthen.
After a month or two, or depending on how you feel, you can move on to higher bounces or light aerobic moves.
Good nutrition will also play a role in keeping your organs in place.
Make sure you get enough vitamin C and vitamin D every day. Most of us do not get anywhere near enough. And unfortunately the RDA for both vitamins is woefully inadequate. Vitamin D benefits
include protecting against pelvic prolapse by keeping your muscles strong.Vitamin C benefits
include being essential for building and repairing collagen, which keeps your connective tissue strong.
Both nutrients tend to be VERY low in those with pelvic floor issues.
Hope this has been helpful (and your mom approves!).
Wishing you the best of health,