Men's Health - Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

 

Men’s Health – 1 in 9 men are affected by pelvic floor problems/ dysfunction.

The male pelvic floor muscles provide

  • Support the organs
  • Maintain urinary and fecal continence
  • Increase blood supply by giving erectile tone during sexual intercourse
  • Assists in providing stability to lumbopelvic complex and hip joints.

Men's Health

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Having weak or tight pelvic floor muscles would affect the healthy bladder, bowel and sexual functions in men leading to urinary, fecal incontinence, constipation, and sexual dysfunction.

 Pelvic Floor muscle training would help restore the normal function of the pelvic floor, bowel, and bladder. Weak pelvic floor muscles compromised normal pelvic floor function, causing urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Pelvic floor muscle training has also shown to improve urinary continence, post-void dribble and erectile function post prostate surgery.

Pelvic floor muscle training helps restore pelvic floor function, bladder, bowel, and sexual function.

Conditions that Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can help in Men’s Health.

Men's Health Problems

Bladder and Bowel Conditions In Men

Stress Incontinence

Urinary leakage with coughing, sneezing or when being active.

Urge Incontinence

Urinary leakage associated with a sudden urgent need to urinate.

Urgency

Having to go to the bathroom urgently without accidental loss of urine.

Overactive Bladder

Feeling of needing to go the toilet urgently and frequently.

Fecal or Bowel Incontinence/ Frequency

Difficulty to control bowel movements, causing feces leakage from rectum and it can be an occasional leakage of the stool to a loss of bowel control.

Constipation

Less frequent and hard to pass stool.

Pre and Post Prostrate Surgery

Urinary Incontinence

Erectile Dysfunction

Related to weak pelvic floor muscles

Pelvic Pain Conditions

Chronic Pelvic Pain

Pain in the penis, testicles, or rectum (without an underlying infection or organic cause), lower abdomen or suprapubic pain, pain with voiding, bowel movements, or sex, erectile dysfunction

Bladder Pain Syndrome/ Interstitial Cystitis

Suprapubic pain from bladder filling, followed by other symptoms with increased urinary frequency, in the absence of infection or other pathology (International Continence Society)

Levator Ani Syndrome

Recurrent /frequent and dull anorectal pain (in the absence of other pelvic pathology)

Pudendal Neuralgia

Chronic pelvic pain, numbness in the genital area.

Proctalgia Fugax

Sharp fleeting rectal pain lasting for seconds to minutes or sometimes hours.

Coccydynia

Persistent tail bone pain.

At Opal Physiotherapy Clinic in Langley, our Physiotherapist trained in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction can help.

Please contact us for an initial appointment to assess your condition and to provide you with an individualized treatment program.