We Are Skilled Pelvic Health Physiotherapists in South Calgary.
This may come as a surprise, but men have pelvic floors too. They also have a bladder, rectum, and a digestive system that can go wrong from time to time.
Men also have a prostate gland, which can be subject to inflammation, enlargement, and even cancer. Due to the fact that the prostate surrounds the urethra, bladder problems like retention or leakage can result from prostate problems.
Unfortunately, these same problems can arise from surgeries designed to remove or fix the prostate, such as the transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP) or prostatectomy.
Physiotherapy Benefits Men’s Pelvic Health
There is help: pelvic health physiotherapy is very beneficial for men who are suffering from bladder or sexual dysfunction (such as erectile dysfunction) as a result of the prostate impacting the surrounding tissues.
Men’s pelvic health problems do not end with the prostate. Other problems include:
- Stress Urinary Incontinence
- Overactive Bladder
- Postvoid Dribbling
- Chronic urinary tract infections (UTI’s)
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Ejaculatory Dysfunction
- Peyronie’s disease
- Persistent low back pain
- Pelvic girdle pain
- Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
Don’t Let Bladder or Sexual Problems Impair Your Life
Pelvic health physiotherapy can alleviate discomfort and improve your quality of life.
How Does Pelvic Health Physiotherapy Help?
We use our detective physiotherapy skills to find out what is driving the problem. It could be a problem of how the body is aligned, what muscles are overworking or underworking, and even how well the diaphragm is moving: i.e. breathing!
Prostate & Pelvic Floor Health
If the prostate has been diagnosed by a doctor as the cause of the problems, then we will work the tissues around the prostate (or where the prostate use to be if it was surgically removed) to improve the mobility of the urethra. We also teach men how to use their pelvic floor. Improving the strength and function of these muscles are very important to control bladder leaks, overactive bladder, and erectile dysfunction. Sometimes it’s retaining the pelvic floor muscles to effectively go through a relaxation phase to signal to the bladder muscle, called the detrusor muscle, that it should stop squeezing as is the case of overactive bladder (OAB).
Lower Back & Tailbone Pain
For problems such as low back pain and tailbone pain, hands on techniques to move the joints around the spine and tailbone is often used. We will also use acupuncture and IMS to release tight, over active muscles in these areas.
Pelvic health physiotherapists are trained to evaluate and treat men’s health problems and are an essential part of the health care team to improve urinary, bowel, pelvic and back pain, as well as sexual dysfunctions.
Our Health & Lifestyle Blog
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7 Useful Tips to a Successful Bowel Movement After Giving BirthJune 6, 2017
By Gayle Hulme, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist Many women have a fear of passing stool (aka pooping) while giving birth. But there can be an equal amount of fear when it comes time to have your first bowel movement after the baby has arrived. This is a common fear and to counter fear, my belief has always been to educate patients ...read more
Addressing Men’s Pelvic Floor IssuesMay 1, 2017
While clinics specializing in women’s pelvic health are becoming increasingly common, centers with a focus on treating male pelvic issues are few and far between. Many men are surprised to learn that they have something called a “pelvic floor”. The pelvic floor is a hammock of muscles that runs from the pubic bone in the front, across the underside, to ...read more
Youth Physiotherapy: More Than Just Injury RehabilitationMarch 31, 2017
There’s a common perception that physiotherapy is something that you do when you’re hurt and want to heal. This is especially the case among younger people, as most youths do not experience the nagging aches and pains that come with a long life full of adventures, injuries, bumps, and bruises.read more