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Did you know?

“An estimated 30% of men who visit the GP are affected by incontinence, yet more than two-thirds do not discuss the issue”

– Continence Foundation of Australia

If you have had any of the following:

  • abdominal, prostate or back surgery
  • regular episodes of constipation
  • a long-standing cough

These can weaken your pelvic floor muscles. Our Men’s Health Physio’s will show you how to strengthen these muscles. This will also help to strengthen all of your core muscles and reduce or ease any back pain you may be currently experiencing.

Essential pelvic floor information to know:

The pelvic floor is made up of layers of muscles fibers, 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 helps with sphincter control, as well as being vital to healthy sexual function.

Men of all ages need to have strong pelvic floor muscles, and Physiotherapy will help you learn how to use these muscles more effectively.

Our physiotherapist Alex will

  • Use non-invasive real-time ultrasound imaging to show you how to retrain your pelvic floor muscle.
  • Show you specific exercises for pelvic floor strengthening and endurance.
  • Show you how you can engage your pelvic floor muscles correctly to reduce strain on your back when you are lifting, doing sport or even when you are simply sitting or standing.

Alex Sherborne

B. Phty UQ, Cert Acup, Cert Pilates
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