Letter from John F., Veteran and Prostate Cancer Survivor:
I was going through 2 months of radiation therapy and hormone therapy for prostate cancer. During this time period I suffered with bladder spasm and rectal spasm and had to have a full catheter for 3 months because I could not urinate on my own.
Upon completion of my radiation treatments and removal of my full catheter, I had problems with weak urine flow as well as urinary frequency and incontinence. This was highly distressing for me.
I was introduced to pelvic rehabilitation by Laura McKaig, a physical therapist at the center where I was staying for my rehab. I received the okay to participate in this specialty therapy from my urologist at the VA hospital.
Doing these pelvic rehabilitation exercises on a daily basis after completion of my prostate cancer treatments has helped to strengthen my pelvic floor muscles and my urine flow.
Pelvic floor therapy has been a most effective way of controlling my incontinence without medication or surgery. Doing the exercises has helped me with my urine leakage.
This specialty in pelvic floor physical therapy for men has been a great help to me, and I continue to do these exercises on my own now. I’m sure this specialty therapy would be beneficial to other men who need this.
Laura mckaig physical therapy llc