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Supporting men back to full control

The pelvic floor muscles stretch from the pubic bone to the tail bone to support the pelvis. They have an important role in men for continence of bladder and bowel, core stability and sexual function. Improving and maintaining the strength and flexibility of your pelvic floor muscles and core can restore control and balance.

The prostate gland produces a fluid to nourish the sperm.  Is sits at the base of the bladder, surrounding the urethra or water passage.  It gradually enlarges as a man gets older and ban then restrict the flow, partly because of it’s bulk, and partly because of an increase in specialised smooth muscle.  When this muscle contracts it can further restrict the flow along the urethra. Other causes of reduction of the flow are ageing, and strictures or narrowing of the urethra lower down. 

Bowel problems

A healthy bowel habit varies considerably between people, bowels are very individual.  Your bowel is healthy if your bowel motions (poo / faeces) are regular, soft and well formed, easy to pass, and leave you feeling that your bowel has been fully emptied.  If you have pain, loss of control, don’t feel completely empty or have to strain to pass, seek help, as bowel problems can be a huge contributing factor to many other pelvic health issues.

Hip, back and pelvic pain

Trying to be free from chronic pain can be like searching for the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.  The often exhausting and emotionally draining journey to be pain free can take its toll on you and those around you.  We take a different full body approach to look for the real reason for persistent pain, and take the time to find all the contributing factors.  We treat holistically; the mind and the body, it is all deeply interconnected.

We find that often the pelvic floor has been missed in the quest for answers and improvement.  We include the pelvis and the pelvic floor in our complete assessment to find out the why, and what to do about it.

Prostate problems / surgery

If partly or fully removed as part of prostate cancer treatment, 99% of blokes will then experience incontinence. It could happen when you laugh, sneeze or are active when lifting or gardening.

Incontinence will usually improve with time, but you can regain control faster by improving the strength of your pelvic floor muscles.

Sexual or erectile dysfunction

There’s a lot of shame and stigma surrounding erectile dysfunction and it can put a real downer on your day. It can be very emasculating and a blow to a gentleman’s confidence.  If it’s something you’re struggling with, you’re not alone and that’s why we’re so passionate to raise awareness around the issue. It’s way more common than you think – and there is something you can do about it.

Urinary symptoms in men

Around 40% of men over the age of 45 have bladder issues, and they tend to worsen with age.  Do not put up with leaking of urine, no matter your age. Our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist has the skills and knowledge to help you regain control and confidence through exercise, education and having healthy bladder and bowel habits.

High performance sport

We are here to help the every day athlete get back to the exercise they love, and also the high performance athletes improve their game by ensuring that the pelvis is not the weakest link and it is part of the power team to improve and enhance performance. So here’s to no more wet pants or pain with exercise and movement!

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