MEN’S PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPY
We treat pelvic floor dysfunction in men from bladder or bowel control problems, post prostatectomy to urologic chronic pelvic pain syndromes. Men’s Health issues can appear at any age and physiotherapy plays a role with pain relief and pelvic floor rehabilitation.
The conditions physiotherapy can help with are:
- Erectile Dysfunction – (ED) is a sexual dysfunction that is increasingly prevalent with age. Men affected by ED are unable to develop or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse despite being sexually stimulated. Our physiotherapist can treat ED with shock wave therapy (low-intensity shock waves are applied to different treatment zones on the penis and on the perineum).
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome – (CPPS) is characterized by pain in the region of the pelvic floor. Further symptoms are micturition problems without evidence of urinary tract infection. Some patients experience erectile dysfunction. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy is performed using a perineal approach, treating the prostate and the pelvic floor.
- Peyronie’s Disease – is an acquired and generally progressive condition of the penis. Most men notice the presence of the disease when they feel thickened nodules (so-called plaques) under the skin of the penis. As the disease progresses, pain may occur with or without an erection and the penis becomes curved during an erection, which can make it difficult or impossible to have sexual intercourse. When treating IPP, the pain points in the penis are treated with extracorporeal shock waves.
- Prostatitis -Prostatitis is inflammation (swelling) of the prostate gland. It can be very painful and distressing, but will often get better eventually. The prostate is a small gland that lies between the penis and bladder. It produces fluid that’s mixed with sperm to create semen. Prostatitis can come on at any age. But usually between 30 and 50.
- Pre & Post Prostatectomy – Physiotherapy intervention before and after prostate surgery is not always widely implemented. However, appropriate physiotherapy management can have a significant positive impact on a man’s quality of life. The three main goals of Physiotherapy for patients are education, rehabilitation, and referral.