Pelvic health physiotherapy can play a major part in improving bladder, bowel and pelvic floor muscle activity in men.
Referrals for men are accepted once baseline tests and investigations have been undertaken by your GP or consultant. Let’s look at two of the most common issues men present with and why physiotherapy can help:
84% of men diagnosed with prostate cancer live for 10 years or more following treatment. Exercise can reduce the risk of prostate cancer progression by 57% and reduce recurrence and mortality by 30%
An individualised graded pelvic floor and core exercise programme can help to improve continence after treatments for prostate cancer. Gradual increasing levels of physical activity to improve fitness helps reduce progression and recurrence.
About half of all chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CP/CPPS) cases are related to pelvic floor muscles and not caused by problems with the prostate itself.
Specific treatments along with and exercise techniques to reduce muscle tension, advice about relaxation and lifestyle changes can help improve symptoms in the longer term.
What to Expect At Your First Consultation
Assessments are held in a private consultation room where we have the opportunity for an in-depth discussion to review your symptoms and concerns.
An initial consultation will last around 60 minutes and costs £70
The focus of the review and physical examination may be on your;
Relative movement of the joints of low back, hips and pelvis
Muscle tone and tension in pelvic floor and core groups
Bladder and bowel health assessment
Triggers for pelvic pain
Example of a Treatment Plan
It may be that no further treatments are required and you just want a full assessment and questions answering.
However we know that in many cases a course of supervised pelvic physiotherapy over a 6-month period can cure or significantly improve issues.
A follow up consultation will last around 40 minutes and costs £45
Six Month Plan of Three or Four Treatments
Pelvic floor and core muscle rehabilitation
Manual ‘hands on’ therapy
Relaxation and ‘down training’
Biofeedback sessions which enable us to see the contraction and measure your pelvic floor muscle activity on a laptop screen