Men’s pelvic health is often a personal area to discuss and treat. We have had extensive training and experience in this area and provide you with many different options to explore for assessment and management of these conditions.
Men’s pelvic health conditions are quite common, and it is estimated that 10% of Australian men will experience urinary incontinence, and up to 6% may experience faecal incontinence, (1). Additionally, men who undergo treatment for prostate cancer have significantly higher rates of urinary incontinence, particularly in the first 6 to 12 months following surgery (2). Pelvic pain presentations are also common.
Unfortunately, these conditions are not widely spoken about in the community and it is often hard to know where to turn to for help. A pelvic floor physiotherapist is a great place to start. There are many treatment options available to assist with these symptoms.
We can assist with the following conditions (please note this list is not exhaustive)
(1) Continence Foundation of Australia, Key Statistics on Incontinence; Key statistics on incontinence | Continence Foundation of Australia
(2) Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, Understanding Urinary & Bowel Issues Booklet; pcf13463-06-understanding-urinary-and-bowel-issues-booklet_4.pdf (prostate.org.au)