Incontinence and erectile dysfunction are unfortunately common issues following radical prostatectomy operations for men with prostate cancer.
New research highlights the need for men to focus on improving their awareness of which muscles they are targeting within the pelvic floor before developing strength. This early motor control is often more readily learnt BEFORE surgery and the right muscles can be easily viewed working using real time ultrasound.
A good analogy is that just hitting a golf ball hard doesn’t always lead to a good outcome…better to work on the golf swing first….THEN you can develop strength.
For more information, contact the Men’s Health physiotherapists at Sydney Physiotherapy Solutions