Many men find that they are incontinent (involuntarily leaking urine) following a prostatectomy. Although we do not have the statistics for men, research shows that based on verbal and written instruction, 75% of women are unable to contract and relax their pelvic floor muscle correctly. Our clinical experience shows it to be about the same for men. At Dayan Physiotherapy we use Biofeedback to assess your ability to contract your pelvic floor (Kegel’s) and if needed, to teach you how to contract and strengthen the muscle. Once you can do this and have enough strength in your pelvic floor, we help you learn how to use your pelvic floor to return to activities without leaking urine. This assessment can be done before the operation, giving you confidence in your skill postoperatively.
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