Pre and post Prostate Surgery

Did you know that 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer before the age of 85?

Following prostate removal surgery, urinary incontinence (bladder leakage) can occur. Bladder leakage can vary in amount, take a few weeks or up to a year to resolve. This most common type of leakage is stress urinary incontinence occurring when:

  • Pressures in the tummy push down on the bladder and the pelvic floor floor isn’t strong enough to lift and close to stop the flow… it can be like trying to stop the flow of a garden hose on a trampoline.
  • This can happen getting off a chair, coughing, sneezing, reaching and so forth.

Time is helpful for recovery! Pelvic floor exercises can help speed up this process in helping to regain bladder control. Seeing a pelvic physiotherapist prior to surgery can ensure you can perform these exercises correctly and put you in good stead for your surgery. After surgery we are focused on helping you regain control and to achieve your goals.

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