Manage episode 281498875 series 2849636
Sam Hughes talks to us about the importance of pelvic health for men and women, and dives deep into optimizing recovery after prostate cancer surgery.
About Sam Hughes, MScPT
Sam has been a physiotherapist for 12 years, and has worked with pelvic health for 10 years in public practice. In addition to her clinical work, she implemented the pelvic health and prostate surgery physiotherapy program in Surrey, BC. She was the principal investigator of a study in the area of incontinence after prostate cancer surgery.
Since the beginning of her career, she has been an advocate for promoting and disseminating pelvic health physiotherapy. She has been a speaker for many conferences, health practitioners meetings, webinars, support groups and client group programs. She just recently published "The Guide to Optimizing Recovery after Prostate Cancer Surgery," which is a book written to empower men and their families throughout their recovery process.
In the past 2 years, her business has been transitioning to her own private practice. Most recently, she joined forces with a wellness centre to be able to treat men and women in collaboration with holistic practitioners. Sam has also created various study groups among her peers, and has provided mentorship to new pelvic floor physical therapists in Canada and In Brazil.
Find Sam Huges online:
Sam Hughes Physiotherapy
The Guide to Optimizing Recovery after Prostate Cancer Surgery
Resources for Prostate Cancer Recovery
Prostate Cancer Canada
Vancouver Prostate Cancer Support Group
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC
Discover Small Conversations on Social Media