Men's Health

For detailed information about pelvic floor muscles and their function please go to our Pelvic Floor page 

Pre-/Post-Prostatectomy

  • It is extensively demonstrated in the research that pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training improves continence dramatically post-prostatectomy

  • It has also been shown that the most effective time to start learning about and training your PFM is before your surgery

  • Ideally you come in for your first appointment a few weeks before your surgery to allow you time to 'get to know' your PFM and start a training regime.  This is not always possible if your surgery is scheduled quickly after your diagnosis but even if you can come in a couple of days before, it will be easier to train the muscles afterwards as you will already know what they feel like. 

  • At this initial assessment we also teach you a basic post-operative training regime, including pad weight testing and fluid manipulation  

  • After your surgery, you wait until the catheter has been removed before starting PFM training again. 

  • Your post-operative assessment is approximately 1 week after the catheter is removed, to assess your symptoms (specifically urinary leakage, frequency, urgency and/or pain) and set up a tailored programme specific to your needs.  

  • How often, and how many treatment sessions you need post-operatively is dependent upon the severity of your symptoms and speed of progress

  • My top tip to you is to do your exercises diligently then you'll see much less of us! 

  • Throughout this process we communicate closely with your Urologist

Urgency/OAB

  • This can occur at any age, but is especially common in older gentlemen especially those with a history of previous radiotherapy of the prostate 

  • It is very treatable with physiotherapy

Urinary Leakage

  • This problem is talked about even less by men than women but treatment is available and effective

  • There is more information about bladder and bowel on their dedicated pages

 

Pain

  • Pelvic pain in men is most prevalent, and most under-treated, in the 20-40yr age group

  • Symptoms include testicular pain, groin pain, hip pain, pain with passing urine, deep posterior hip pain amongst others

  • Pelvic Health Physios have undergone specialised training to treat these issues and have a different approach to 'normal' Physio's 

  • If your pain is not responding to standard treatment (Physio, Osteo, Chiro, Doctor) it is often the case that approaching it from a pelvic health perspective finds the missing link

For more information about the male pelvic floor please read our blog

and our Pelvic Floor page

At Beaches Pelvic Physio we treat all aspects of the pelvis both internal and external,

together with associated areas of the body.  

We work closely with many Specialists, Therapists and Trainers including: GP’s; Integrative GP's; Sports Physicians; Gynaecologists; Obstetricians; Urologists; Urogynaecologists; Gastroenterologists; Colorectal Surgeons; Nutritionists; Naturopaths; Massage Therapists; Exercise Physiologists; Personal Trainers; Yoga & Pilates Instructors, to achieve the best results for you.

If you are unsure about anything, please don't hesitate to call us on: 0435 150136 or 02 8964 5579.

Alternatively you can email us at: hello@beachespelvic.physio 

or via the contact form

 

For online bookings:

Beaches Pelvic Physio                                             Suite 4219 

Lvl 2, Dee Why Grand Commercial          

834 Pittwater Road

Dee Why NSW 2099                                                               
M: 0435 150136

T/F: 02 8964 5579                                                    E: hello@beachespelvic.physio

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