Why Post-Op Core Rehab?
The tummy tuck procedure is a major abdominal surgery...
...which directly affects the muscles and tissues of the abdomen. Just like there is a process for rehabbing your shoulder after a shoulder surgery or rehabbing your knee after a knee surgery, there is a process for rehabilitating your core after an abdominoplasty and returning to back to your fitness routine. So many women will say that their body doesn’t feel like their own after surgery which makes it hard to simply “Listen to your body” or “Let your body guide you” when returning to exercise. For many people, there will be a period of 4-6 weeks of rest and inactivity immediately following the operation, and when finally given the green light to exercise the core again or begin working out, it’s hard to know where to start.
Some women feel completely confident in exercising again, while many experience the constant fear and anxiety of undoing their surgery with any new movement or exercise. Small twinges and body sensations can make them wonder “Is what I’m experiencing normal?”
The lack of guidance plus the fear of doing harm can make the whole process feel exhausting and isolating.
This is where an intentional post-op core and return-to-fitness program can help you:
- Understand your body as you begin exercising again
- Understand what to look out for when resuming your fitness routines
- Feel connected with your core after surgery
- Understand when to progress and when to slow down
- Feel confident with your movements and exercises post-op rather than fearful
- Feel guided and supported through the core and muscle strengthening process rather than lost and isolated