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Men’s Health Physiotherapy

Men’s Pelvic Health

Incontinence is one of our biggest health issues, affecting one in four Australians over the age of 15 years. An estimated 30 per cent of men who visit the GP are affected by incontinence, yet more than two thirds do not discuss the issue. This is despite the fact that the majority of people can be cured or better managed.

An estimated 70% of men will suffer urinary incontinence after prostate surgery, which can be cured with pelvic floor training.

Erectile dysfunction, the inability to get or keep an erection, is very common in men. An estimated 1 in 5 men over the age of 40 has erectile problems.

Pelvic Pain: a condition that is not uncommon in men, but rarely discussed and may go untreated for many years. It includes pain anywhere within the pelvic region and presents with a wide range of different symptoms for a variety of different reasons. Sometimes the pain starts after an injury, sometimes after a period of severe stress, or sometimes with no known cause.

Hormonal therapy side effects: for some men treatment of prostate cancer includes taking hormonal medication which can cause a number of side effects including weight gain, decreased libido, hot flushes, low mood and decreased bone density.

What can we treat?

  • prostate cancer: pre and post pelvic floor training and rehab
  • Post Micturition Dribble
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
  • incontinence
  • frequency, urgency
  • over active bladder
  • side effects of hormonal therapy

How can we help?

After a thorough assessment, including using real time ultrasound to assess pelvic floor function, we will diagnose and then provide you with an indivualised treatment program, which may include:

  • pelvic floor training.
  • bladder training
  • manual therapy for pelvic pain
  • a targeted exercise program depending on your specific needs
  • erectile dysfunction treatment options

Links

Continence foundation of Australia www.continence.org.au
Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australiawww.prostate.org.au