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Prostate Surgery Recovery: How Physiotherapy Can Aid in Rehabilitation

Prostate surgery can come with a number of (temporary) side effects as you recover. If you have recently undergone prostate surgery, or if you are on the waiting list, then taking your recovery plan into account is a good idea. In fact, a men’s health physio from On Point Physio Ltd can help enhance the rehabilitation process after prostate surgery. 

In this blog, we will explore how physiotherapy can help with prostate surgery recovery and how you can benefit from it. Let’s get to it!

Bladder Control 

Mild urinary incontinence is to be expected after prostate surgery, and this is nothing to be ashamed of. However, with a physiotherapist, you can work on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles that control your bladder, helping you regain bladder control efficiently. 

Proper exercise of the pelvic floor muscles (with help from a trained physiotherapist) can help you better control your bladder and urine flow. 

Sexual Dysfunction 

The removal of the prostate can cause the surrounding nerves, including the cavernous nerves that help control an erection, to be damaged or, in some instances, removed. Don’t worry - as long as there is one functioning nerve, your erectile function will return. 

Nonetheless, erectile function might not be quite the same for a while post-surgery. You might be prescribed medication to help with this, but another way to improve erectile dysfunction (ED) is through pelvic floor muscle exercises, as advised by a physiotherapist. 

Again, strengthening your pelvic floor muscles, namely, the small pelvic floor muscles called the bulbocavernosus and the ischiocavernosus, can assist with improving the blood flow that is necessary for an erection. 

While it is possible to start exercises at home, we recommend finding a specialist men’s health physiotherapist who is able to offer expert guidance on which exercises to do and how to do them safely and properly.

If you are interested in a qualified and trained men’s health physio, look no further than On Point Physio Ltd and our team of experienced physiotherapists! Elevate your prostate surgery recovery journey with a physio from On Point Physio. For more information about our services, or if you have any further questions, please get in touch with us today

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