The body is a healing machine!
Whether we’re healing from a surgical procedure, a sprain/strain, or a chronic physical issue; our bodies take time to heal.
In the case of a hysterectomy, modern medicine allows the surgeon to go in through five separate abdominal wall punctures to do the surgery with minimal suturing on the outside, maximal suturing on the inside. The abdominal wounds affect the ‘Core muscles’ of the body including the hip flexors.
In my process of healing Ive come to notice how much we actually use our core muscles in everyday activities including walking, reaching out to get an object or pick something up, getting out of bed, getting on and off a foam roller, etc. I will often talk about strengthening the core to stabilize and strengthen the low back and improve posture. However, while strengthening the core is a must, understanding what muscles the ‘core’ is made up of, is critical. (hint; core muscles do not include your six pack) Strengthening and working with the core muscles correctly and consistently is the name of the game.
Moving forward, I will focus on your Core muscular health and help you make it a structural care priority.
Because I practice what I preach, I was fortunate to have a quick recovery. I My overall maintenance care that I have given to my body. This does include strength training, but alone that is not enough. Everything that I teach you I do myself; yoga, stretching, myofascial rolling, mobility exercises and outdoor cardio are absolutely necessary. As is the hands on chiropractic and massage care you receive during your intensive programs and for maintenance. Prepare for the unknown, get well and stay well.
I was also surprised at how much vitality it took, for my body to heal herself. I was exhausted the first three weeks post surgery, and as most of you know, I’m not a low energy kind of gal. It was challenging to relax and take it easy but I had no choice in the matter. And I listened to my body. I let my wounds heal. I took in and received so much love and support from friends, family, and you my patients. Healing is a journey
Patience is the master here.