Your Guide
to Recovery After
Ostomy Surgery

me+ Recovery Series

me+ Recovery Series

me+ Services and Care


The me+ Recovery series provides information and support about the importance of movement and physical activity after ostomy surgery.

The information presented here is not intended to provide medical advice. You should speak with your healthcare professional before engaging in physical activity following ostomy surgery.

In the event you experience pain or discomfort, stop the activity immediately and contact your healthcare professional.

Too many people are worried about harming themselves by doing physical activity, when in fact there are so many benefits to being active.

To address this, we developed the me+ Recovery series, which is based on gentle movements, guiding users through their recovery after ostomy surgery and beyond.

The me+ Recovery series provides important information on:

  • Lifting and moving safely
  • Strengthening the pelvic floor
  • A 3-phase core and abdominal series
  • And more

The me+ Recovery series consists a host of materials including: three phases of recovery handbooks with a progression of gentle movements.


Abdominal and Core Recovery Series Phases 1-3

The movements in this series are gentle recovery movements to help reconnect with your abdominal muscles after surgery. You can work through the moves stage-by-stage, taking into consideration your health and any other medical conditions.

Green Phase One


Start in the hospital and then continue at home. This phase is also the starting point if you’ve never done any abdominal movements before, even if your surgery was years ago.

Blue Phase Two


While slightly more challenging, these moves are still gentle. Make sure you have approval from your healthcare professional before progressing to this phase.

Purple Phase Three


These moves are a further progression and should only be done once you’re confident with the Blue Phase Two moves and have the go-ahead from your healthcare professional.