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Men’s Pelvic Health

Dealing with pelvic floor issues can be an uncomfortable and frustrating experience. Our goal is to provide a warm and welcoming environment where you can feel comfortable seeking help. Rest assured that we approach our work with professionalism and empathy, recognizing that these concerns affect men as well as women.

It’s important to understand that pelvic floor muscles are just as essential to men’s bladder, bowel, and sexual function as they are to women’s. If your pelvic floor isn’t functioning optimally, you may experience a range of symptoms, including urinary dribbling, frequent nighttime urination, incontinence following prostate surgery, constipation, hemorrhoids, or even a rectal prolapse. You may also be dealing with pelvic pain, pain during sex, or erectile dysfunction.

In Australia, prostate cancer is a common diagnosis, with 1 in 9 men affected. Following prostate surgery, many men experience incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Fortunately, studies have shown that pelvic floor physiotherapy can improve continence outcomes for men after surgery. Our team is here to help you address these concerns and get back to feeling like yourself again.

We can help with:

  • 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 thorough initial assessment, which typically takes one hour, is conducted in a private and supportive environment. During this session, we take a detailed history to identify all the factors that may be contributing to your problem.

For conditions related to continence, pelvic and bowel issues, our first step is usually an external pelvic examination using Real-Time Ultrasound. This is a crucial step that enables us to closely examine the area in question, providing us with essential information to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a tailored treatment plan.

Depending on your specific needs, our comprehensive treatment options may include a combination of education, dry needling, massage, home-exercise prescription, and clinical movement therapy, which incorporates clinical pilates.

Your dedicated Physio will collaborate with you to develop a detailed plan tailored to your individual needs, including home exercises, specific goals, and timeframes.

Don’t suffer in silence – physiotherapy treatment can speed up your healing process and reduce pain. We’re excited to support you in achieving your wellness goals.

To make Men’s Pelvic Health appointment with one of our Pelvic Health Physiotherapists please either call (08) 6389 2947 or click here to book online.

Pelvic Health Team

Amy Tinetti

Amy Tinetti

Titled Women’s Health Physiotherapist

Fiona O'Connell

Fiona O'Connell

Women's Health Physiotherapist

Danica Emery

Danica Emery

Women's Health Physiotherapist

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