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Hernia Rehabilitation Programme

The hospital physiotherapist will show you how to do this and the Practice nurses are available for advice if you have any concerns.

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The hospital physiotherapist will show you how to do this and the Practice nurses are available for advice if you have any concerns.

Week 1

1st Day: Stand upright and walk 10 minutes. Thereafter, walk gently 4 times a day (10 minutes)

Week 2

Return to work: Sedentary occupation. Walk for 30 minutes twice a day for 4 days. Brisk walking or jogging, thereafter. Gentle sexual intercourse. May Drive

Week 3

Return to work: Light work. Running in straight lines. Gentle sit-ups and press-ups. Moderate gentle lifting (10 kgs)

Week 4

Return to work: Heavy occupation. Swimming (crawl). Cycling, running. Heavy lifting (15 kgs). Must avoid sudden movement

Week 5

All Activities Allowed


Note 

  • While exercising, and afterwards, some discomfort will be experienced at the repair site.
  • Provided you adhere to the programme and avoid sudden sharp movements, you will suffer no harm.
  • Stiffness and discomfort occur the day after vigorous exercises. For this reason, some form of exercise is advised 7 days a week.

Swelling at the operation site takes 8 to 12 weeks to clear completely. 

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