men's health physiotherapy is a very specialised area of physiotherapy:
The key areas of practice within Men’s Health Physiotherapy are:
- Prostatectomy: Urinary Incontinence, Erectile dysfunction
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Athletic Pelvic Dysfunction especially complex lumbar spine, pelvis and hip pain
- Faecal Incontinence
- Post colorectal cancer
- Urinary Incontinence
what do men’s health physios do?
In the Men’s Health Clinic at Barefoot we see a lot of men who have had surgery for prostate cancer and have developed some of the common post op problems such as urinary incontinence. We also treat men post surgery for pelvic pain and some who have developed erectile dysfunction. Some of the treatment for these conditions involves pelvic floor rehab.
isn’t pelvic floor rehab helpful for women with urinary incontinence?
Great news, women with stress incontinence do really well with pelvic floor physiotherapy. Men post-prostate surgery also do well with specialist Men’s Health Pelvic Physiotherapy.
a few key facts about the male pelvic floor...
- You have one
- Before progressing read the line above again
- It has both sprint fibres (Usain Bolt) and endurance fibres (Mo Farah)
- It needs to be trained with other muscles like your abdominals and hip muscles, co-ordinating with breathing is also key. Breathing helps everything.
- Your pelvic floor needs to be strong (exercise helps) and a good blood supply (exercise helps).
- A strong fit pelvic floor is essential for a good erection (is there ever a bad one!).
Dr. RUTH JONES
Dr Ruth Jones demonstrating how to us the EZ Magic wand for pelvic pain