Women’s Health Physio at Hallamshire Physiotherapy Clinic
Women’s health physiotherapy can improve the quality of women’s lives by empowering them to take control of their problems. In fact research-based evidence and government health guidelines recommend supervised pelvic floor muscle training as a first-line course of action to treat urinary incontinence.
Pregnancy-related problems treated:
- antenatal advice and exercises
- back and pelvic girdle pain (formerly known as SPD) during and after pregnancy
- postnatal problems eg separated tummy muscles (diastasis rectus abdominus)
Gynaecological problems treated:
- bladder and bowel problems, including incontinence, frequency, urgency and overactive bladder, constipation and problems controlling wind.
- pelvic floor exercises
- pelvic organ prolapse advice
- sexual pain or dysfunction
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Men’s Health Physio
Most men are not even aware they have a pelvic floor! Problems can be life changing or debilitating.
Did you know?
- 1 in 10 men may experience continence or pelvic floor issues during their lifetime.
- Up to 70% of men suffer from urinary incontinence following prostatectomy surgery, which can be cured by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles correctly.
- 16% of males over 18 have overactive bladder.
- Erectile dysfunction affects more than 20% of men under 40 years of age, more than 50% of men over 40 years of age and more than 66% of men over 70 years of age.
These issues can be life changing and debilitating. However many tolerate these problems, often for years as they are too embarrassed to seek help or unaware that there are treatments available.
We treat male incontinence and/or pelvic floor problems, including:
- Stress urinary incontinence
- Urgency and/or urge incontinence
- After-dribble (aka ‘post-micturition’ dribble) – leaking a small amount of urine leaving the toilet
- Erectile dysfunction – inability to achieve or maintain an erection and/or premature ejaculation
- Faecal urgency and/or incontinence
- Difficulty controlling wind
- Rehab after prostate surgery (prostatectomy or TURP*)
*TURP: transurethral resection of the prostate
These problems are often linked to weak pelvic floor muscles, although it is best to be assessed by a specialist therapist to see if pelvic floor muscle training is appropriate.
Men and women experiencing problems initiating the flow of urine, or who have to strain to empty their bladder, or have blood in their urine or pain on emptying their bladder, should always seek professional help.