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Pelvic Surgery

Pelvic surgery may be required for a number of reasons varying from repair of a fracture through to pelvic floor strengthening following childbirth.

Whatever the reason, physiotherapy is able to promote effective healing and a full and prompt recovery ensuring that the results of your surgery are maximised.

Aims of pelvic surgery

The aims of pelvic surgery depend greatly on your own specific problem and may include:
  • Repair following trauma
  • Soft tissue reconstruction
  • Pain relief
  • Improve joint range of movement
  • Improved functioning
Achievement of these aims in-turn increase your general overall well-being and confidence to return to normal daily activities.

Our patient undertaking gentle weight bearing exercises following surgeryAbove: Our patient undertaking gentle weight bearing exercises following surgery.

Types of pelvic surgery

In order to achieve the above aims there are a number of types of pelvic surgery which may be performed including:
  • Fractured pelvis repair requires realignment of the bone by internal or external fixation?

  • Hysterectomy is the surgical term used to describe the removal of a woman?s womb via abdominal wall incision

  • Pelvic floor repair is the insertion of mesh into the vaginal wall to repair a prolapse

  • Prostatectomy is the surgical procedure of all or part of the prostate gland

  • Surgery for incontinence issues aim to increase the support for the muscles around the bladder
Our physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio are experts at rehabilitation following all types of pelvic surgery.

How can physiotherapy help following pelvic surgery?

Physiotherapy is able to maximise the success of your surgery and promote a swift and effective recovery in a variety of ways, including:
  • Pain relief
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Improved muscle strength and balance
  • Improved core stability
  • Prompt return to sports and other activities
  • Increased independence and quality of life
  • Improved joint movement
The physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio understand how pelvic surgery can affect you both physically and emotionally hence a holistic approach to treatment is promoted to ensure your complete satisfaction.

What does physiotherapy treatment involve following pelvic surgery?

Physiotherapy treatment following pelvic surgery depends greatly on the specific type of surgery you have and the lifestyle you led before. Liverpool Physio physiotherapists are experts at all forms of treatment and are able to use this expertise to develop individualised and goal orientated rehabilitation plans using any of the following techniques:
  • Pelvic floor retraining
  • Range of movement exercises
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Mobility progression
  • Acupuncture
  • Gait assessment
  • Balance and proprioceptive exercises
  • Home exercise programmes
You can also be assured that any relevant specific protocols for your particular type of surgery will be adhered to, ensuring a safe and graduated rehabilitation.


The period following pelvic surgery can be a worrying and frustrating time so the dedicated physiotherapists at Liverpool Physio aim to make your recovery as fast and effective as possible through a holistic approach to your treatment. Helping you to achieve your goals after surgery is our top priority.

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our friendly team at or call on 0151 558 0077.

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