Men can often experience pelvic issues after prostate surgery. Learning how to perform pelvic floor exercises prior to surgery can greatly improve your muscle strength and control, and help to reduce the recovery time.
Other issues such as bladder or bowel control, and constipation and pelvic pain can also be greatly improved with careful assessment and a personalised treatment plan.
At Southside Physio Alicia Jackson and Chris McLachlan have undertaken specialised training in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of Men's continence and pelvic floor complaints, and have the skills to assist you with a range of pelvic health issues, including:
Prostate and bladder surgery. Providing pre-operative pelvic floor assessment and training, which research has shown to improve continence post-operatively. After your operation, we will work with you to develop your pelvic floor control and help you to return to your regular activities with confidence.
Urinary and faecal incontinence. This can include leaking, urgency and post-urination overflow. Physiotherapy involves addressing fluid intake, bladder, and bowel habits as well as pelvic floor muscle training.
Erectile dysfunction. There are many possible reasons why men can lose the ability to achieve and maintain an erection. Pelvic floor muscle training has been shown to help some men regain good erectile function, and where there are other factors at play, your physiotherapist will be able to identify what service you require and liaise with the relevant health professional.
Pelvic pain. Chronic pelvic pain can be a complex problem, and needs to be treated holistically. Our physiotherapists work with a biopsychosocial approach, considering not only the muscluloskeletal function, but also the person's emotional and psychological well-being.
So with their gentle approach and guidance, both Chris and Alicia would love to help you to make a difference in your overall wellbeing and quality of life. Please contact us to make an appointment or to discuss your particular needs.
Experienced physiotherapist specialising in the treatment and management of men's health issues.