Men’s Health

Sometimes, men need help with personal issues and we have experienced physiotherapists who can help with common concerns with the bladder, bowel, pelvis or erectile function.

These concerns can occur at any age and we can vary our assessment and treatment options to cater across all spectrums of life, ensuring things get back to normal, as soon as possible.

We work closely with the urologists, oncologists, sexual health physicians and exercise specialists to ensure optimal care for men.

Conditions we treat

Bladder concerns

Bladder leakage, poor urine stream, frequency and nocturia can indicate pelvic floor or prostate issues.

Unfortunately, many men experience urine leakage after prostate surgery.

Assessment with real-time ultrasound and individualised pelvic floor exercise programs can help many men get back to being dry and back to all the activities that they love, with confidence.

Bowel concerns

Some men find that they have trouble controlling wind or have leakage from the anus. Others may struggle with constipation, haemorrhoids or anal fissures.

A pelvic health physiotherapist has undergone extensive training and can help diagnose the reason for these symptoms and provide an individualised program to improve your control and/or ability to relax the anal muscles, properly.

Erectile dysfunction

Having problems in the bedroom can be a very concerning problem for men and an embarrassing topic to discuss.

Erectile concerns should first be discussed with a medical professional as it can be an indication other health concerns.

Some erectile dysfunction concerns can be improved with pelvic floor muscle training and a pelvic health physiotherapist can provide an individualised program.

Pelvic pain

Pain in the pelvis, perineal, anal, penis or testicular region can occur in men and it may take some time to receive a diagnosis.

Pudendal neuralgia is may often be the diagnosis some men receive, but it may be simpler than this.

Pelvic health physiotherapy can assess the musculoskeletal system carefully and treat any possible causes.

Often a combination of stretches, relaxation exercises and manual therapy techniques can make a big difference to pelvic pain symptoms.

Prostate cancer rehabilitation

1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer by the time they are 85 and the treatment options include surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy.

The side effects of these treatments can include incontinence (urine leakage), erectile dysfunction, loss of fitness and muscle strength and these can have a big impact on a man’s quality of life.

At Life Ready, we provide a complete service to men so they can improve their bladder control, erectile function, general fitness and muscle strength during their prostate cancer treatment and recovery phase.

 

Mens Health is available at Busselton, Cockburn, Floreat, Midland, Scarborough, South Perth, Spearwood, Swan View and Yokine clinics.


 

If you wish to book an appointment with a physiotherapist with a keen interest in men’s health, contact:

Libby Borman (Yokine)
libbyborman@lifereadyphysio.com.au 
08 9440 3443

Valerie Lorenz (Midland)
valerielorenz@lifereadyphysio.com.au
08 9250 7772

Ashlyn Pope (Busselton)
ashlynpope@lifereadyphysio.com.au
08 9788 6105