About me+™ Recovery Programme

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The me+™ Recovery Programme provides information and support about the importance of movement and physical activity after stoma surgery. The evidence-based programme and 2-day RCN-accredited nurse education course are the first and only of their kind in stoma care.

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 Programme which is based on gentle movements, guiding users through their recovery after stoma surgery and beyond.


The me+™ Recovery Programme provides important information on:

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

…and more

The me+™ Recovery Programme consists of a host of materials including three phases of recovery handbooks with a progression of gentle movements and a complementary collection of videos.


What are the aims?

  • To enhance your recovery and get you back to your daily activities as soon as possible.

  • To rebuild your confidence and improve your general wellbeing after stoma surgery.

  • To help restore your mobility, co-ordination and balance.

  • To engage and strengthen your tummy muscles after abdominal surgery.

  • To reduce your risk of developing a parastomal hernia by strengthening your tummy muscles


Abdominal and Core Recovery Programme 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. 


Materials and course content were developed in conjunction with nurses, patients and reviewed by experts in physiotherapy and colorectal surgery. For more information contact the me+™ team at 0800 467866.

Are you a stoma care nurse or healthcare professional? We offer a 2 day RCN accredited specialist nurse education training course for all stoma care nurses.Following completion of the me+™ recovery training course, stoma care nurses will receive continuing education credits, as well as recovery handbooks for use with their patients. For more information and dates, contact the me+™ team at 0800 467866.

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