Macdonald's Prescriptions and Medical Supplies
WOC Clinic

Fairmont Medical Building
Phone: (604) 872-2662 ext 1 746 West Broadway Map & Directions
Clinic Hours
Mon – Fri: 9:00am – 6:00pm Saturday: 9:00am – 4:00pm Sunday & Holidays: Closed
In-Person, Online & Phone

Exercising / Sports with an ostomy

Exercising with an ostomy

  • Initially, post-surgery exercise is encouraged, like walking and Kegels, to help strengthen your core.
  • Lifting items > 5lbs needs to be avoided for the first 6-8 weeks; this includes children, pets, laundry, mowing the lawn, etc.
  • After eight weeks, it is suggested you start an exercise program and slowly increase your ability.
  • We encourage an appointment with a physiotherapist specializing in ostomy and hernia prevention.

Stomal Hernia