Men's Health

It is very common for men to experience incontinence (involuntary leakage of urine) after prostate surgery. Both a radical prostatectomy and a TURP (transurethral resection of the prostate) can lead to incontinence. Pelvic floor exercises can help with this condition, so it is important to learn to contract these muscles correctly and strengthen the muscles before and after surgery. Marpole physiotherapy offers biofeedback and electrical stimulation to further strengthen and retrain the pelvic floor muscles.

Another common condition specific to men is chronic pelvic pain, often referred to as “prostatitis.” Chronic pelvic pain can occur due to an infection, but it can also occur for no identifiable reason. Physiotherapy treatment for chronic pelvic pain involves correcting muscle imbalances (stretching and strengthening of hip, back, and pelvic floor muscles), biofeedback, pain management, relaxation and breathing strategies, and education on healthy bladder and bowel habits. Yoga and pilates for relaxation and core strengthening may also be helpful, once the acute pain has subsided.

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    220-8337 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC V6P 4Z8

    (604) 263-4414
    The City of Vancouver and the Province of BC are now in a state of emergency as a result of COVID-19. Marpole Physiotherapy is now closed from 7 pm March 18th until Sunday, March 29th and will re-open on March 30th at 7 am. This may change but this is what we anticipate. At this moment in time the safety of our staff, patients, and families, and the greater community is our priority and we are following the requests from Health officials. Patients with urgent needs are invited to email or call us as our physiotherapists may be able to help you on a case by case basis. We will also be reaching out to patients shortly with online physiotherapy service options. We want to stay in touch and be a support during the next few weeks as we all self-isolate. We will be available by phone or email and will endeavor to get back to you ASAP if you leave us a message. I want to let each of you know that atthis point in time we have had no reports of any patienst or staff with any COVID19 symptoms, and are closing purely as we feel it is our civic duty to do so. To all our patients: Thank you for your loyal support over the past 25 years and more. We love you and look forward to seeing you soon. Take care of each other, and be well.