Men's Health

Prostate Surgery Pelvic Floor Rehab 

 

In Australia, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men

with 1 in 7 men at risk of developing the disease by the age of 75.

 

Some men will have the prostate removed in a procedure called a radical prostatectomy. A common side effect (up to 95%) of the surgery is urinary leakage or incontinence.

 

There is evidence that men who do a personalised pelvic floor exercise program before and after surgery get drier quicker. 

 

Our Men's Health Physiotherapist will design a rehabilitation program tailored to the individual's needs and goals. Advice on return to activity is given.  

 

Bladder dysfunction and incontinence

 

Men, as well as women, can experience urinary incontinence and urinary urgency (overactive bladder). Treatment involves bladder calming strategies, advice on correct fluid intake and bladder habits as well as pelvic floor muscle exercises. 

 

Persistent Pelvic Pain

 

Pain in the pelvic area with associated bladder, bowel and sexual issues is a common condition in men between 25-50 years of age. Seeing a Men’s Health Physiotherapist can help resolve these symptoms through treatment focusing on releasing, stretching and learning how to relax the pelvic muscles as well as learning about the science behind persistent pain and advice about exercise.

Incontinence is one of our biggest health issues, affecting 25% of Australians over the age of 15 years. It is estimated that 30% of men who visit the GP are affected by incontinence, yet more than 66% do not discuss the issue. This is despite the fact that the majority can be cured or better managed through 
a targeted and appropriate physiotherapy rehab 
program.