Nick Pratap, BSc Kin, Clinical Exercise Physiologist, talks about how men with prostate cancer can prevent muscle weakness with exercise prescriptions.
If you have prostate cancer or are recovering from prostate cancer surgery, working with a local athletic therapist could be beneficial to your health. A local athletic therapist is a health and wellness provider who treats musculoskeletal injuries, which involves the musculoskeletal system of muscles, bones and joints. A local athletic therapist can use a variety of techniques to support you. These techniques may include injury assessment, rehabilitative ultrasound imaging, exercise and stretching and taping. The types of exercise can range from push ups to leg exercises; it depends on your health condition, fitness and limitations. A local athletic therapist can help improve your strength, increase mobility and reduce pain. Your local athletic therapist can work with your other health care providers, such as your local oncologist and family physician. A local athletic therapist can create a safe, effective customized exercise, stretching and walking exercise plan in addition to using a variety of athletic therapy techniques. To get started, talk to your local family physician or local oncologist about how a local athletic therapist can help you during your prostate cancer treatment and recovery.