Physical therapy can play an important role in the rehabilitation of men following treatment for prostate cancer by teaching and implementing exercises and techniques that strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.
Urinary incontinence is a common side effect of prostatectomy surgery. Most men experience a return to normal bladder function in time. However, some men have continued problems with urinary incontinence that can be improved with physical therapy and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises can be taught pre-surgery in order to identify the correct muscles and to improve muscle function prior to surgery. Physical therapy after your surgery or treatment can help target the right muscles so that you can get maximal results.