A fellow PT has condensed this information in a bulleted manner and displayed how exercise can positively impact patients with a diagnosis of cancer. In summary, PT can help reduce fatigue, maintain muscle strength and promote a better physical and psychological sense of well-being. Click here to learn more detailed information.
Dr. Sarah Rubatt, a pelvic floor specialist, has some additional information she would like to share regarding more specific conditions related to men’s health and wellness: Male pelvic pain syndromes are very real and you do not have to continue to suffer with the symptoms.
If you have had an intervention for prostate cancer, there is help for residual symptoms! Trauma to your pelvic floor muscles can result from both surgical and non-surgical interventions.
● Physical therapy can help if you are having persisting: Pain, urinary leakage, urgency of urination, straining, weak stream, frequent urination, incomplete emptying of bladder, difficulty starting your urine stream, straining to empty bladder, and/or waking at night to urinate.
● These issues can often be tied to dysfunction of your pelvic floor musculature. Physical therapy is the first-line treatment for muscular dysfunction and is an alternative to medication or wearing incontinence products for persisting urinary leakage.
● Often these issues can be taken care of non-invasively in a few short visits of physical therapy. We have several different ways of assessing muscular function and can give you precise feedback on your muscle performance. Every patient gets individually tailored home exercise program targeted to resolve your specific symptoms.
Having non-cancer related issues with your prostate or “chronic prostatitis” can also be related or lead to dysfunction of your pelvic muscles.
Other common diagnoses that can be helped with PT: Chronic pelvic pain syndrome, chronic abacterial prostatitis, orchalgia, penile pain, perineal pain, urethral syndrome, interstitial cystitis, Trigonitis, chronic urethritis, urethral pain, or tension pelvic floor myalgia.
If you have received any of these diagnoses from a urologist or your primary care practitioner, you can schedule a FREE consultation at any time. You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a physical therapist in Wisconsin. You can receive PT in addition to your ongoing care from your primary care practitioner, urologist, and/or urological oncologist. In support of these great causes, we would love to see your No-Shave November and Movember pictures!
Call us today to discuss if you are a good candidate for PT
Dr. Sarah and Dr. Marcus
Andrea Avruskin, “10 ways Exercise Helps During Cancer Treatment.” Move Forward, 2018. https://www.moveforwardpt.com/Resources/Detail/top-10-ways-exercise-helps-during-cancer-treatment