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Building new skills

To find out more about Rethinking Recovery training, and me+ recovery resources that will enable you to embed rehabilitation into your clinical practice to best support people who have had stoma surgery live an active life, supporting the reduction of parastomal hernias.
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Introduction to Core Basics

Core Basics are the foundational me+ recovery movements and exercises that can be started pre-surgery, in the post-surgical phase or any time after surgery, including by those people who live with parastomal hernias. The foundations include simple diaphragmatic breathing techniques, connecting the pelvic floor and core abdominal muscles, learning how to manage intrabdominal pressure, including when getting in or out of bed or chairs and taking part in everyday movements such as lifting, coughing and sneezing.
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Introduction to me+recovery

Hear from Sarah Russell introducing the me+recovery programme to patients.

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The importance of the deep core

Learn about the muscles of the deep core and why they are important.

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Diaphragm rib breathing technique

 

A simple technique to help with correct breathing, engage the deep core muscles and reduce intra-abdominal pressure. Useful equipment:: cushion, long scarf or theraband.

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Find your core – lying down

 

Combined with diaphragm breathing, re-connecting the deep core muscles is the first step in preparation for surgery or rehabilitation afterwards. Useful equipment: cushion.

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Find your core – side line and seated

 

Combined with diaphragm breathing, re-connecting the deep core muscles is the first step in preparation for surgery or rehabilitation afterwards. Useful equipment: cushion.

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Pelvic floor rehabilitation – lying down

 

How to engage and relax the pelvic floor muscles correctly using the breath. Follows on from Diaphragm Rib Breathing and Find your Core. Useful equipment: cushion.

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Pelvic floor rehabilitation - seated

 

How to engage and relax the pelvic floor muscles correctly using the breath in a more challenging seated position. Useful equipment : chair.

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What is me+recovery and when to start?

 

Find out how to use me+recovery along the stoma patient journey.

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Managing intra-abdominal pressure

 

How to combine breathing and core connection in managing intra-abdominal pressure.

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Managing risk of hernia

 

How to lower the risk of parastomal hernia.

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Stoma friendly lifting

 

Learn simple techniques to lift everyday items such as kettles, saucepans and luggage in a stoma friendly and safe way.

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Getting in and out of bed

 

Learn the ‘side lying’ technique to get in and out of bed safely after surgery, protecting the abdomen and reducing the risk of hernia.

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Getting in and out of a chair

 

How to rise from and lower to a chair in a stoma friendly way, reducing intra-abdominal pressure and risk of hernia.

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Coughing, sneezing and nose blowing

 

How to connect the deep core muscles to protect the abdomen and stoma when coughing and sneezing.

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5 common questions answered

 

Sarah answers 5 common questions to help patients engage with the programme.

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Breathing technique for pain and anxiety management, relaxation and sleep

 

Learn the 4/6 breathing technique to help regulate the nervous system, great for before or after surgery and integrated into everyday life!

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