Prostate cancer treatment

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is known to affect 1 in 6 men over the age of 65 years (1).  Fortunately, treatment options AND outcomes are improving.  A prostatectomy—the removal of the whole prostate-is one of the treatment options your surgeon may advise.

Procedures for managing other prostate conditions, such as benign prostatic hyperplasia or recurrent urinary tract infections, can impact bladder function. While surgery can be effective, potential side effects like urinary incontinence, erectile dysfunction and pelvic pain may occur.

How can Pelvic Physiotherapy Help?

Our physiotherapists conduct a detailed assessment especially before surgery that considers your history, lifestyle habits, and urinary and sexual function. This provides a great opportunity to establish activities that you would like to return to and address any issues, such as musculoskeletal and habits, that can affect your recovery. Your unique treatment plan may comprise:

  • Education on your condition
  • Pelvic floor rehabilitation program: Our trained physiotherapists will teach you how to correctly locate and contract your pelvic floor muscles to improve their strength and endurance. This will help you regain control over your bladder and reduce or eliminate urinary incontinence.
  • Establishing good bladder and bowel habits
  • Advice on lifestyle modifications and a graded core exercise program to help you in returning to your daily activities.
  • Restorative exercise program: We understand that regaining full body strength and movement is crucial for your overall health and well-being. That’s why we also offer a supervised restorative reformer exercise program that can help restore and build your strength and mobility after surgery.


If you are experiencing bladder leakage or urinary incontinence after prostate surgery, our physiotherapy rehabilitation program can help you regain control over your bladder and improve your quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled physiotherapists on 7006 5112


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