Physical Therapy Demystified: Post-Prostatectomy Rehabilitation

Here's another diagnosis that might not seem too familiar. After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among American men. If you've been diagnosed with prostate cancer and are preparing for a prostatectomy, then you will be preparing for recovery from your surgery with physical therapy. We have the answers for your post-prostatectomy rehabilitation questions. 

A prostatectomy is the removal, either full or partial, of the prostate gland. This surgery can result in urinary or erectile dysfunction, both of which are unappealing options to most. With physical therapy you can recover more comfortably and quicker from your surgery and, hopefully, prepare for unwanted post-prostatectomy dysfunction and undergo therapy to address these issues.

With physical therapy patients recovering from prostate cancer surgery can train and strengthen their pelvic floor to deal with post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence. If you're unsure how your pelvic floor function or whether physical therapy can help you gain strength in this region, then think again. With the right therapist and a solid post-prostatectomy plan, you'll be able to strengthen your pelvic floor after your surgery. 

Other possible side-effects might be more uncomfortable or just upsetting to think about, and that's understandable. Be sure you are in an environment you find supportive with a physical therapist you trust. Post-prostatectomy physical therapy to combat erectile dysfunction should be a part of your plan and you should be prepared to work with a pt you trust in this matter. Couple this work with your pelvic floor exercises and your recovery should be speedy. 

You've prepped for your prostatectomy and now it's time to turn your attention to your recovery and getting your life back to normal. Work with Sloane Stecker Physical Therapy and get your life back on track.