Men's Pelvic Health

Yes Men have a Pelvic Floor too!

Facts about Men’s Health:

  • Around 30% 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.

  • For Australian men, prostate cancer is the most common form of internal cancer with a risk of 1 in 7 at the age of 75 men and at the age of 85 there is a 1 in 5 risk of developing prostate cancer (www.pcfa.org.au)

  • 1 in 2 men experience urinary incontinence after prostate surgery

  • 1 in 12 men experience chronic pelvic pain

  • Pelvic floor muscle training is an effective treatment for impotence and bladder and bowel incontinence

Common Male Pelvic Floor Problems

Prostate Surgery

Going through prostate surgery can be a life changing event for Men and their families.  

Poor bladder control is often an unfortunate side effect occurring after surgery for prostate cancer, but research shows, Men who do correct pelvic floor exercises taught by and APA titled continence and women's health physiotherapist, before surgery significantly less likely to have ongoing urinary incontinence after surgery with movement, helping a Man to regain his bladder control earlier.

Pre and postoperative prostatectomy rehabilitation services include:

  • Detailed information about preoperative goals and postoperative outcomes and expectations

  • Bladder management program including pad management and self-management strategies 

  • Development of an individualized Men’s Health pelvic floor muscle training program

  • One-on-one pelvic floor training sessions utilizing the latest imaging using 3D real time ultrasound transperineal and transabdominal to assess pelvic floor activation, function and muscle bulk and incorporating the latest, evidenced based biofeedback technology to get your Pelvic Floor stronger faster.

  • Ongoing support and goal setting to achieve continence outcomes and return to normal life

Resources: 

https://www.cancerpathways.org.au/optimal-care-pathways/prostate-cancerhttps://cancerqld.org.au/content/resources/library/understanding%20prostate%20cancer.pdf

Chronic Pelvic and Low Back Pain

Patients with pelvic pain or continence issues have often been on the medical merry-go-round before they finally arrive to see a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. These problems are often and people with chronic pelvic and low back pain are often sceptical about whether physiotherapy can help them.

Chronic pelvic and low back pain in men is a common condition and can be very distressing, both physically and emotionally.  Pain can affect bowel function, bladder function, pain around the pelvis and lower back.

These problems may be caused by tense tight core or pelvic floor muscles, nerve issues, prostatitis or bladder infection, injury or trauma or social and relationship issues.

 

A comprehensive and holistic approach is required to help you with your pain

Bowel and Bladder Problems

Many men experience bowel and bladder problems but may be too embarrassed to ask for help.  But you are not alone.....

Difficulty with bladder control, dribbles and emptying problems are frustrating and embarrassing problems that have wide reaching effects on your life and day to day activities.

 

Bowel problems like constipation or lack of bowel control are also very challenging conditions to have and are often difficult to talk about.

 

Through performing a comprehensive assessment I will develop collaboratively with you a personalized Men’s Health pelvic health program exclusively for you that will include a bowel or bladder management program, biofeedback and sensory retraining, pelvic floor muscle re-training and give you the tools and strategies needed to help you engage in a fulfilling life.
 

Southport Pelvic Health Clinic

Osler House, 6/16 Tweed St, Southport QLD 4215

Bookings or change of appointment: (07) 5532 4644

Hope Island Pelvic Health Clinic

Homeworld Medical Center, 502 Hope Island Road, Helensvale, 4212

Bookings or change of appointment: 0422 434 200

Tugun Pelvic Health Clinic

John Flynn Private Hospital,

Fred Mckay house, Level 8, suite 8B,

42 Inland Dr, Tugun, QLD 4224

Bookings or change of appointment: (07) 5598 08 25

Burleigh waters Pelvic Health Clinic

Burleigh waters Eastbrooke Medical center

Shop 8, 1 Santa Maria Court, Burleigh Waters QLD 4220

Bookings or change of appointment: (07) 5568 6000

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