Hysterectomy: Prehab to Rehab

Do you work with women who have gone through Hysterectomy? Would you like to increase your knowledge and skills in helping them navigate the short, medium & long term challenges they'll face? If so, you're in the right place - Welcome!

Hysterectomy - what it is, why it happens, what we need to know, how we can help...

It's the second most common surgical procedure women go through...but one of the least talked about, in terms of prehab and rehab strategies for pelvic, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and mental health

This course goes all the way from education about the different types of hysterectomy, to preparing body, mind and home for surgery, short term strategies for pain management, wound healing, bowel health and breath work to the longer term pathways for musculoskeletal health, scar mobility, pelvic & sexual health and risk reduction.

This is a comprehensive evidence based practical course, that will fill your toolbox with manual therapy and movement strategies, as well as the knowledge to discuss procedures and their implications as well as bring awareness to issues such as longer term musculoskeletal and pelvic health issues, from new onset Irritable Bowel Syndrome, carpal tunnel syndrome, tendinopathies, bone health, cardiac, cognitive and metabolic health, as well as pelvic health issues including bladder, bowel, prolapse, sexual health & persistent pain.

And of course, as with all my courses, you have access to my private student support group on Facebook for additional support and resources.

Learning Objectives:

Review the indications and surgical strategies involved in hysterectomy; be aware of the implications of wound healing, scar mobility and pressure management

Understand the early and late potential complications associated with hysterectomy, including pelvic pain, bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction, and their impact on quality of life

Examine the existing body of evidence supporting the inclusion of rehab and conservative management techniques in addressing musculoskeletal, cardiac cognitive & metabolic health in the context of hysterectomy.

Acknowledge the psychosocial as well as the biological impacts of hysterectomy, with special regards to grieving and changing body image

Formulate strategies for the inclusion of rehabilitation in ERAS guidelines all the way though to post-hysterectomy life, considering multidisciplinary & lifestyle approaches and patient-centred care in pre and post-hysterectomy management.

Your Instructor

Michelle Lyons
Michelle Lyons

Michelle Lyons graduated from University College Dublin’s Physiotherapy programme in 1994; since then she has completed postgraduate training in Health Coaching & Nutrition (University of Galway) and Innovation & Enterprise (Trinity College Dublin) as well as a certificate in Integrative Herbal Medicine from the University of Arizona and teacher trainings in Pilates, Yoga and Mindfulness as a therapeutic Intervention. She has lived and worked in both Ireland and the US and as well as membership in the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists, she is also licensed as a Physical Therapist by the state of Connecticut. She has been faculty for many continuing education institutions, including the Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association, Medbridge Education and Herman & Wallace, The Pelvic Rehab Institute. She is a highly regarded teacher and has presented at many international conferences including the International Continence Society, the International Pelvic Pain Society, CSM for the APTA, Pelvicon, Therapy Expo, the British Pelvic Floor Society, Pelvic Health Solutions symposium (Canada), the Kuwait Women’s Health Conference, the Turkish Gastroenterology conference as well as three teaching tours of Australia/New Zealand/Singapore. She has served as a women's health consultant for FIFA and was a contributor to the FIFA `Female Health Project Snapshot, published in 2023. She has also provided women's health consulting, education & support to Sport Ireland & the Irish Martial Arts Commission.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! But due to the huge amount of work and IP that I have put in to this course, ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS ARE POSSIBLE. Please be sure this is the right course for you before you purchase it.
Is this course eligible for CEU's?
Because the women's health professionals who sign up for my courses come from all over the world, I have decided that the best way to support as many people as possible is to provide everyone who finishes the course with a certificate of completion (which will have the hours of education on it) Id you are in the U.S. then you can submit this and get your CEU's from your state organisation as an individual. If you need additional materials from me, please let me know and I will do my best to support you.

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