There are many excellent resources available to patients, below are some recommended links.
Patient Brochures Common Topics (linked from CUA)
Catheter Issues: Care of the Foley Catheter (Urethral Catheter)
Kidney Stone Procedures
Excellent, well written pamphlets covering many areas - including BPH, stone prevention, and many more (easy to browse). Highly recommended!
Up to date guidelines - directed to physicians usually but can be helpful for those desiring more detailed information.
Pelvic Physiotherapy Resources
From their website pelvichealthsolutions.ca
“Specialized Physiotherapy is becoming more established in the literature as a first-line of defence against Incontinence and Pelvic Pain.
The Cochrane Collaboration 2010 concluded that Physiotherapists with specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation (using internal examination to teach the exercises) should be the first line of defence, before surgical consultation, for stress, urge and mixed incontinence in women.
Many people with pelvic pain have pelvic floor dysfunction, but specifically hypertonic muscles, or muscles that are too tight. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum. They are like a hammock or a sling, and they support the bladder, uterus, prostate and rectum. They also wrap around your urethra, rectum, and vagina (in women). These muscles must be able to contract to maintain continence and relax to allow for urination, bowel movements, and in women, sexual intercourse.
When these muscles have too much tension (hypertonic) they will often cause pelvic pain or urgency and frequency of the bladder and bowels. When they are low-tone (hypotonic) they will contribute to stress incontinence and organ prolapse. You can also have a combination of muscles that are too tense and too relaxed.”
https://pelvichealthsolutions.ca/for-the-patient/ Details about which conditions pelvic physiotherapy can help with.
Counselling and sex therapy
www.bestco.info (Board of Examiners in Sex Therapy Counselling in Ontario).
What is sex therapy?
Sex Therapy involves a range of therapeutic processes and exercises which can be used to initiate, to restore and to enrich both the individual's sexuality and/or the sexual components of an intimate relationship.
Recommendations for the improvement of bladder cancer quality of care in Canada: A consensus document reviewed and endorsed by Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC), Canadian Urologic Oncology Group (CUOG), and Canadian Urological Association (CUA), December 2015