For decades, therapy to strengthen pelvic muscles has been the standard treatment for men dealing with urinary incontinence after prostate surgery. But a new study from UT Southwestern’s Departments of Urology and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation suggests that may not be the best approach.
The study examined records from post-prostatectomy patients with stress urinary incontinence who received physical therapy between 2009 and 2014. Researchers found most had some muscle “overactivity” – muscle tightness or spasms – rather than just muscle weakness.
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