Expert, Friendly Treatment For The Whole Family
Our Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Amy Tinetti, has extensive experience in the management of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor dysfunction in men, women, and children. This includes the management of incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and bladder, bowel and pelvic pain and pain with intercourse.
Having these issues can be embarrassing and frustrating. We will help you feel comfortable to get on top of it in a warm and welcoming environment. You can be assured of our professionalism and understanding.
It may surprise you to learn that men have pelvic floors too.
The pelvic floor muscles in men play an integral role in bladder, bowel and sexual function. If your pelvic floor is not working optimally, you may dribble a little after you urinate, you might be getting up all through the night to go to the toilet, you may be struggling with urinary incontinence post-prostatectomy.
You may suffer constipation, haemorrhoids or perhaps a rectal prolapse. You could be experiencing pain in your pelvic region, pain with sex or perhaps erectile dysfunction.
In Australia 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Following prostate surgery, many men experience incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Studies have shown that pelvic floor physiotherapy improves the continence outcomes for men post-surgery.
- Pre and post programs for prostate surgery
- Weak bladder/bladder leakage
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Bowel dysfunction – leakage, constipation
- Sexual function problems (including erectile dysfunction and pain with intercourse)
- Managing side effects from radiotherapy causing bladder or bowel changes
- Sexual intercourse pain
What You Can Expect
Our initial one-hour assessment allows us to take a thorough history to assess all the factors that may be contributing to your problem. All assessments are conducted in a private and supportive environment.
For continence, pelvic and bowel-related issues, the first appointment will usually involve an external pelvic examination using Real-Time Ultrasound. This is an important step, as it allows us to take a detailed look at what is happening “under the hood”. This information enables us to give you an accurate diagnosis and an understanding of where the issues lie and how to get on top of them.
Following this, where appropriate, Amy will begin treatment. This may include education, dry needling, massage, home-exercise prescription and clinical movement therapy (incorporating clinical pilates).
Amy will incorporate her advice into a detailed plan for you, with home exercises, goals, and timeframes.
If you are experiencing issues, don’t put up with them. Physiotherapy treatment is proven to speed up the healing process, reduce pain and in some cases avoid the need for surgery later in life.
We look forward to supporting you.