Author/ Authors/ Presenter/ Presenters/ Panelists:

Kathleen T. O'Loughlin, Governors State UniversityFollow

Start Date

4-12-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

4-2019 6:00 PM

Abstract

Background and Purpose: The purpose of this poster is to investigate the effects of pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) on urinary incontinence (UI) in an individual 2 years post radical prostatectomy (RP). This information is essential to developing a body of literature guides future treatment of men in this patient population.

Case Description: The subject was a 57-year-old male with UI and pelvic floor hypertonicity 2 years post RP secondary to prostate cancer. He was treated in an outpatient physical therapy clinic using PFPT for a total of 7 weeks.

Outcomes: The resting tone of the subject’s pelvic floor muscles decreased however, this did not correlate with significant improvement in continence.

Discussion: Research indicates that PFPT is most effective at alleviating UI post RP, when initiated prior to surgery or shortly thereafter. The patient’s poor outcomes are likely due in part to the late initiation of PFPT.

Faculty / Staff Sponsor

Dr. Roberta O'Shea

Presentation File

wf_yes

Share

COinS
 
Apr 12th, 4:00 PM Apr 1st, 6:00 PM

Exploring the outcomes of pelvic floor physical therapy to treat urinary incontinence 2 years post prostatectomy: a retrospective case report

Background and Purpose: The purpose of this poster is to investigate the effects of pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) on urinary incontinence (UI) in an individual 2 years post radical prostatectomy (RP). This information is essential to developing a body of literature guides future treatment of men in this patient population.

Case Description: The subject was a 57-year-old male with UI and pelvic floor hypertonicity 2 years post RP secondary to prostate cancer. He was treated in an outpatient physical therapy clinic using PFPT for a total of 7 weeks.

Outcomes: The resting tone of the subject’s pelvic floor muscles decreased however, this did not correlate with significant improvement in continence.

Discussion: Research indicates that PFPT is most effective at alleviating UI post RP, when initiated prior to surgery or shortly thereafter. The patient’s poor outcomes are likely due in part to the late initiation of PFPT.