Use pelvic floor exercises for men to assist you regaining bladder control sooner following prostate cancer surgery. Experiencing bladder control following prostate surgery can be temporary, but still it is ideal to do everything in your power to restore control as quickly as possible.
Having strong pelvic floor muscles is the best know way to achieve this.To achieve the best possible outcome, beginning the pelvic floor exercises before your prostate surgery is recommended by health professionals. The added control a strong set of pelvic floor muscles can give you a head start for your recovery.
Never attempt to do any pelvic floor exercises if you still have a catheter attached. Once the catheter has been removed you can resume your PREP pelvic floor exercises.
The best position to be in to perform the pelvic floor muscles is flat on your back with your legs apart and knees bent. If this position is not possible, these exercises can also be done in a sitting or standing position.
Pelvic Floor Exercises For Men
To strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, follow the steps below:
Concentrate on the muscles of your anus. Squeeze those muscles in gently as you would if you were attempting to hold in wind. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Move your concentration to the muscles in your urethra and squeeze gently as you would if you were attempting to stop the flow of urine. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
Attempt to squeeze both of those muscles together and imagine yourself squeezing the muscles upwards into your tummy. Hold for 5 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
While you practice those exercises, keep in mind your pelvis should not be moving, nor should your buttocks or inner thighs. All movements are done internally. No need to hold your breath or use any abdominal muscles to do the pelvic floor strengthening. Attempt to do the three exercise at the same time for best results.
Completing these exercises while walking daily have returned very good results. It’s important to complete these exercises daily for best results.We advise you speak to your health care professional about your incontinence following prostate surgery. The PREP kit has all the essential items you need to complete our pelvic floor exercises for men who have had prostate cancer.
When you feel yourself about to cough or sneeze, squeeze in the three muscle areas to control incontinence. Try and have good posture, as your pelvic muscles work more effectively when you are not slouching. If you need to urinate, do the pelvic floor exercises for men outlined in this document to control leakage.
If you would like to measure if you have done the pelvic floor exercises for men correctly, lay down on a flat surface like a bed or the lounge and place a mirror in front of your anus. You will notice our anus contracting and your scrotum lifting. These are signs you are doing an effective pelvic floor muscle workout.
Please contact us to discuss the PREP kit which contains everything you need for a compete exercise routine which has been designed specifically for men with prostate cancer.