Men’s Health Physiotherapy is a niche area of physiotherapy which helps address the following issues, experience by some men:
- Urinary incontinence
- Urinary frequency
- Erectile dysfunction
- Pelvic pain
Many men with prostate cancer, requiring prostatectomy surgery will experience varying degrees of urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction following surgery. Physiotherapy services specifically designed to address these issues with an experienced men’s health physiotherapist is recommended to get best results. The evidence is extremely clear that men who undertake physiotherapist-guided pelvic floor exercise training prior to prostatectomy surgery, get far greater outcomes following surgery in relation to urinary incontinence symptoms than those men who do not commence pelvic floor exercises prior to surgery. That being said, it is never too late for men to commence pelvic floor exercises following prostatectomy if they are experiencing urinary incontinence or erectile dysfunction.
The techniques used by men’s health physiotherapists include teaching and retraining of pelvic floor muscles using real-time ultrasound, specific exercise programs, bladder retraining techniques among many others.
The men’s health physiotherapy services at Arrow Physiotherapy are provided by our Principal Physiotherapist, Brendan Limbrey, who has a particular interest in men’s health. He provides these services under the name of Northern Sydney Men’s Health Physiotherapy. For further information on these services, visit the Northern Sydney Men’s Health Physiotherapy website.