Phase 3 - Getting Fitter

The information in this handbook and series is not intended to provide medical advice. You should speak with your health care professional before engaging in physical activity following stoma surgery. In the event you experience pain or discomfort, stop the activity immediately and contact your health care professional.

If you’ve been working through Blue Phase 2 for some weeks and feel ready to progress, then you can move onto the movements in Purple Phase 3, with your health care professional’s permission. You must be able to do all the movements in Phase 2 comfortably and confidently before progressing.

Remember that everyone will progress at different rates so it’s important to listen to your body and only do what you feel ready to.


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