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.
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.
Bladder and Bowel Conditions In Men
Urinary leakage with coughing, sneezing or when being active.
Urinary leakage associated with a sudden urgent need to urinate.
Having to go to the bathroom urgently without accidental loss of urine.
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.
Less frequent and hard to pass stool.
Pre and Post Prostrate Surgery
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)
Chronic pelvic pain, numbness in the genital area.
Sharp fleeting rectal pain lasting for seconds to minutes or sometimes hours.
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.