1 in 10 men may experience pelvic floor or continence issues during their lifetime
Up to 70% of men suffer from urinary incontinence following prostatectomy surgery
1 in 5 men suffer from erectile dysfunction in the UK (more than 20% of men under 40 years of age and more than 52% of men over 40 years of age)
16% of men over 18 have overactive bladder 5-10% of men suffer from pelvic pain
What men’s health conditions can a Pelvic health specialist treat?
- Urinary Stress Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Erectile Dysfunction and Ejaculatory Dysfunction
- Numbness in the groin and genital region
- Pain in the groin, pelvis, bowel, or genitals
- Pre-and Post-operative care for Prostate and testicular surgery
What happens During a Treatment Session?
- Verbal Assessment: Questions relating your pain, bladder, bowel and sexual function and medical history.
- Physical Assessment: Use of physical tests to help diagnose the source of the problem and identify areas requiring treatment and re-training.
- Treatment: We like to get to treatment in most cases within your initial session.
- Planning: A plan for further treatments and any ‘homework’ exercises.
What Treatments Do We Commonly Use?
- Myofascial trigger point techniques – internal and External
- Pelvic Floor muscle Training
- Stretching and relaxation techniques
- Manual therapy
- Dry needling
- Muscle Biofeedback – a computer screen shows you your muscle contraction to assist muscle re-training
- Muscle Electro-stimulation – to assist muscle contraction
- Hypopressive abdominal exercises
- Postural Training – adapted to your daily activities and sport
- Education – advice on lifestyle modifications and strategies on self-management.
Most of our men’s health clients are self-referred, though some are referred by a urologist.
If you haven’t seen a consultant and the therapist feels that you would benefit from further
investigations, they will refer you to a relevant urologist or specialist