Physiotherapy after DIEP Surgery

We have put together a series of short videos, which demonstrate the exercises in this leaflet, which we will be giving you post-surgery.

Introduction to Physiotherapy after DIEP Surgery

Abdominal exercises Before DIEP Surgery - Beginner Option

These are some of the abdominal exercises we want you to do before surgery. First of all, we will start with the easy option.

Abdominal exercises Before DIEP Surgery – Advanced Option

So once you have mastered the beginner option, we have got some progression exercises now to move on to. It will be the same routine of 30 seconds on, 30 seconds off and you will repeat the exercise four times.

Breathing exercises after DIEP surgery

The Physiotherapist will teach you breathing exercises day one post-surgery. You can do these breathing exercises as soon as you are awake from your anaesthetic.

How to get out of bed after DIEP surgery

How to get out of bed day one post-surgery. 

How to Climb Stairs after DIEP surgery

Negotiating the stairs post-surgery. 

Abdominal exercises eight weeks after DIEP Surgery – Beginner option

So these are the exercises you are going to do after surgery but just to remember to do them eight weeks after you have had your surgery.

Abdominal Exercises eight weeks after DIEP Surgery – Advanced option

These are advanced exercises after your surgery, so if you find the beginner option too easy or you have mastered them, you will move on to these exercises.

Upper Body Exercises eight weeks after DIEP Surgery

These are the exercises you are going to do after your surgery. Remember eight weeks after you can start doing these exercises. So we are working on our upper body and our arm movements.

Home exercises after DIEP surgery - after the first four weeks

These are exercises 1 – 4. Do 10 repetitions of each exercise.

Home exercises after DIEP surgery - after the first four weeks

These are exercises 5 – 10. These can be completed four weeks post-surgery. Do 10 repetitions of each exercise.

Home exercises after DIEP surgery - after the first five weeks

Exercises 11 and 12 can be added at five weeks post-surgery in addition to your exercises 5 – 10. Do 10 repetitions.