Educating men pre and post prostate cancer surgery

The guide to optimizing recovery after prostate cancer surgery was written by Sam Hughes to cover the need of more information on how to best manage side effects of prostate cancer surgery. This guide has been recommended by various health care practitioners/ surgeons and pelvic health physiotherapists as a must read before or after prostate cancer surgery.

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What my clients and colleagues have to say about me!

Over the years, I have helped over 2,000 individual with pelvic health related problems, making them less stressed, more productive, and most definitely a little happier. I am humbled by the great feedback I received throughout my career, as it validades my mission of improving people's quality of life, health and well-being. 

What we Offer

Sam Hughes is a licensed physiotherapist, holistic pelvic health practitioner and an educator.  Her approach to healing is to address all the independent parts that can affect pelvic health (emotional, physical or psychological).

Clinical Consultations

We offer Consulattions in Person or Online

Learning with Sam

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Areas of Expertise

Pregnancy and Post Partum

Pregnancy and post partum care is essential for a healthy mom and baby. Maintaining health, physical activity and controlling any other symptoms that may occur during pregnancy or delivery is important. Pelvic health physiotherapy helps with pain, urinary incontinence, vaginal heaviness, abdominal weakness and more. Sooner these symptoms are addressed, sooner recovery is established.  Empowering women with knowledge and care pre-natal can help with post partum recovery.

Men’s Health

Men have a pelvis too, and although not as common as women, they may present with pelvic painful syndromes, sexual and bladder symptoms that can be addressed and treated by seeing a pelvic health physiotherapist.

I treat urinary incontinence, urinary retention, prostate painful syndrome (prostatitis), pelvic pain syndrome (localized to scrotum, penis, bladder or generalized on pelvic region), urgency and frequency, and runs a prostate cancer pre and post surgery program.

Sexual Health

Conditions such as painful sex (vestibulodynia, vaginismus, vulvodynia), inability to maintain erection, painful ejaculation, decrease vaginal sensation, vaginal dryness post menopause, vaginal sensitivity post partum or post surgery can be treated very successfully with pelvic health physiotherapy. Sexual Health is one of my passion, as I believe it is an area where there is very little discussion between health care providers and clients. Usually vaginal sensitivity and pain can contribute to bladder symptoms, such as urgency, retention and incontinence. Other bladder conditions such as interstitial cystitis can be triggered by painful sex and sensitivity. So it is important to treat sexual pain.

Let’s talk about sexual health, as SEX and PAIN should not go together!

Pelvic Pain

Pelvic Pain is an umbrella term that encompasses many symptoms and disorders.  It includes location of pain such as pubic, tail bone, sacrum, low back, groin, vaginal, penile, scrotum, bladder, perineum, pelvic floor, and lower abdomen. It also includes chronic pelvic pain syndromes such as prostatitis and interstitial cystitis. If you have pelvic pain with any bladder or sexual symptoms or pelvic pain after or during pregnancy it is recommended to see a pelvic health physiotherapy.

Chronic Pelvic pain syndromes are usually not from an infection or a disease process. .
It is a condition where your nervous system became de-regulated or sensitized. .
Finding strategies to regulate your nervous system, address pelvic floor muscle dysfunction, address emotional or mental health status, use urge suppression techniques and relaxation can help symptoms. It usually should be treated holistically with biopsychosocial approach.

I am Available at the Living Wellness Centre | 401 - 14022 32nd Ave. Surrey, BC | (604) 535-3335