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.
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By Lori Walker Krause, PT Some people even revel in the chance to sit down, take a few deep breaths, and maybe catch up on some reading (or just have a few minutes to hide from your children. Maybe.) Whereas others, particularly young children, may find the hassle and potential struggle of having a bowel movement unappealing and will do ...read more
Slouch is Ouch: Three Parts of Your Body Slouching ImpactsJune 29, 2017
Today, most people spend a good part of their day sitting down. Whether it’s working in an office, sitting in a classroom, or how we spend our recreational time, we (people) have never spent more time on our butts. This isn’t doing your posture any favours- ditto for your back, neck, and shoulders.read more
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