Men’s Health & Physiotherapy
“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.” Continence Foundation of Australia
The pelvic floor is made up of layers of muscle fibres, which stretch like a hammock from the tailbone at the back, to the pubic bone at the front. A man’s pelvic floor muscles support his bladder and bowel, and help with control as well as sexual function.
Men of all ages need to have strong pelvic floor muscles, and Physiotherapy can help you learn how to use these muscles effectively.
Your pelvic floor muscles may be weak if you:
- Have had surgery – especially abdominal or prostate surgery;
- Experience constipation;
- Have a cough that goes on for a long time (eg. smoker’s cough, bronchitis, asthma);
- Are overweight or unfit;
- Lift very heavy objects for work or recreation, without first learning pelvic floor strengthening exercises.
Treatment & Exercise:
- Your Men’s Health Physiotherapist will use non-invasive Real Time Ultrasound imaging to show you how to retrain your core and pelvic floor muscles effectively.
- You will be shown specific exercises for pelvic floor muscle strengthening and endurance. Many of these exercises can be done at home.
- If you have other areas of concern, or are keen to return to a specific sport or activity, these can be included in your exercise program.
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To book an appointment with our Men’s Health Physiotherapist, Alex Sherborne, please call us on 02 9399 7399.
Your privacy is important to us – just ask for an extended 45 minute consult with Alex.