Did you know that most men experience some urinary leakage for a period of time after prostate surgery?
Many men will also experience erectile dysfunction after prostate surgery – problems include an inability to gain an erection, decreased strength of erections, or difficulty maintaining an erection.
ARE YOU ABOUT TO UNDERGO PROSTATE SURGERY?
Research shows that pelvic floor muscle training helps in the recovery process, and is best started pre-operatively. At Glen Eira Physiotherapy we can help you prepare for surgery, and get you on the right track to the best recovery. Our pelvic floor trained physiotherapist will perform a thorough assessment, help you find your pelvic floor muscles, and develop an appropriate treatment plan with you. After the surgery, your physiotherapist can help you with any problems you are having with bladder control and sexual function.
WHAT DOES MY ASSESSMENT INVOLVE?
- Current bladder & bowel function
- Medical, surgical, sexual and exercise history
- Pelvic floor muscle assessment
WHAT MIGHT MY TREATMENT INVOLVE?
- Individualised pelvic floor muscle training program
- Post-operative recovery advice
- Good bladder & bowel habits
- Functional muscle use
- Bladder training
- Exercise advice