Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in men

Physical Therapy & Chemotherapy

  • Decrease fatigue levels and overall weakness from treatment
  • Individualized exercise programs
  • Modifications in exercise program
  • Weight management
  • Maintain/improve cardiovascular fitness

Surgery & Radiotherapy

  • Pre-operative assessment, education and guidelines to minimize dysfunctions post-surgery
  • Scar tissue management post-surgery
  • Radiation Fibrosis Syndrome rehabilitation
  • Active release therapy (i.e., radiation-induced dermatitis, and fibrosis)
  • Referral for pelvic floor rehab for sexual function, and urinary incontinence

Hormonal Therapy

  • Androgen hormones such as testosterone, help maintain the balance between building bones and breaking them down.
  • Androgen Deprivation Therapy (ADT): may cause temporary or permanent physical changes such as fatigue, functional decline, increased body fatness, and loss of lean body tissue.
  • Men’s bone mineral density may decrease by 4% to 13% yearly while receiving ADT.
  • Bone loss associated with ADT results in an increased risk of fractures and osteoporosis

Physical Therapy for men receiving Hormonal Therapy: 

  • Bone mineral density evaluation
  • Postural assessment, education and exercises
  • Individualized exercise program and cardio program to minimize bone loss and keep bones strong
  • Osteopenia and/or osteoporosis education, prevention and management
  • Fracture education & prevention techniques
  • Osteoporosis Canada guidelines-Bone fit program