Pelvic Health

Did you know...

  • Urinary incontinence is common after prostate surgery and is often temporary. There are many ways to speed your recovery after surgery. Your physiotherapist can help make sure you are practicing your exercises effectively.
  • Pelvic floor muscles are essential in maintaining urinary continence and exercises can help them recover and become stronger after prostate surgery
  • One function of the pelvic floor is to help maintain erection and pelvic floor exercises can help with erectile dysfunction.
  • Your physiotherapist can help prepare you for prostate surgery by teaching you exactly how to contract your pelvic floor muscles before you have your surgery. This has been shown to improve your ability to be continent after surgery. 
  • "Chronic Pelvic Pain" is a term that describes many different kinds of pain that happen around the lower abdomen, lumbar spine, pelvic girdle, inner thighs, and genital region (penis and testicles). Sometimes, chronic pelvic pain can be linked to pelvic floor muscle, low back or abdominal muscle dysfunction. Your physiotherapist can help you determine what is most likely the root of the issue.

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