Male Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy Edmonton

Enhancing Men’s Health with Specialized Care

Are you aware that men, just like women, can experience a range of pelvic floor dysfunctions? Did you know that such conditions can significantly impact your quality of life? At Vertex Physiotherapy, we shed light on this lesser-known area of men’s health and bring forth specialized services for male pelvic floor physiotherapy in Edmonton. Our dedicated team aims to enhance your pelvic health and, consequently, your overall well-being with personalized, targeted treatments. You’re not alone on this journey – we’re here to guide, support, and help you regain control of your health.

Understanding the Male Pelvic Floor

Pelvic Floor is a network of nerves, muscles and connective tissues that play a crucial role in urinary and sexual functions, as well as in maintaining overall pelvic health. It’s not a widely known fact, but men, too, can experience a range of pelvic floor dysfunctions. Our Edmonton-based team is dedicated to addressing and providing solutions for these issues, thereby supporting your journey to better health.

When is Male Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy necessary?

Physiotherapy for the male pelvic floor is targeted toward strengthening the muscles in the pelvic region, thereby improving bladder control and sexual functions and eliminating discomfort or pain. It offers men a non-invasive, medication-free method of addressing issues related to pelvic health.

The necessity for male pelvic floor physiotherapy can manifest through various signs and symptoms that can significantly impact daily life. Here are some key indicators:

  • Urinary Issues: Problems such as urinary incontinence, urgency, frequency, or difficulties starting the stream can indicate an issue with the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Bowel Dysfunction: Constipation, straining, or bowel incontinence can be signs of a weak or overly tight pelvic floor.
  • Pelvic Pain or Discomfort: Experiencing unexplained pain or discomfort in the pelvic region, including the lower abdomen, groin, rectum, or testicles, can point toward pelvic floor dysfunction.
  • Sexual Dysfunction: Erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, or pain during or after ejaculation could be attributed to issues with the pelvic floor.
  • Post-Prostate Surgery Issues: Men who have undergone prostate surgery often experience changes in urinary and sexual function, which can benefit from pelvic floor physiotherapy.

Remember, experiencing one or more of these symptoms doesn’t definitively diagnose a pelvic floor issue; they are indicators that something may be off balance. It’s essential to seek professional advice and explore the potential benefits of pelvic floor physiotherapy for men.

Key Areas of Focus in Male Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy
  • Pelvic Floor Muscles

The pelvic floor muscles provide crucial support to the bladder, bowel, and reproductive organs. If these muscles become dysfunctional, it can result in problems such as urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, or difficulties with sexual function. Symptoms may include difficulty controlling urine or bowel movements, pain during intercourse, or feeling heaviness in the pelvic area. Our physiotherapists employ various techniques, including pelvic floor exercises, biofeedback, and manual therapy, to strengthen and retrain these muscles.

  • Bladder and Bowel Function

Pelvic floor dysfunction can affect bladder and bowel control. Conditions like urinary incontinence or overactive bladder can cause urgency, frequency, or leakage. Bowel dysfunction may manifest as constipation or fecal incontinence. Our clinic provides targeted therapies to improve bladder and bowel function, including bladder retraining techniques, kegels, behavioural modifications, and education on proper bowel habits.

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse

This occurs when the pelvic organs (such as the bladder, uterus, or rectum) descend or bulge into the vaginal canal because of weakened pelvic floor support. Symptoms can include a sensation of pressure or heaviness in the pelvic region, urinary or bowel issues, and discomfort during sexual intercourse. Our physiotherapists work closely with patients to develop personalized treatment plans, which may involve pelvic floor exercises, lifestyle modifications, and the use of support devices, if necessary.

  • Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Men who have undergone pelvic or urological surgeries, such as prostatectomy or hernia repair, may experience post-operative complications affecting urinary or sexual function. Our clinic offers comprehensive rehabilitation programs to help patients regain control and optimize recovery following surgery. This may involve targeted exercises, scar tissue management, and guidance on gradually returning to normal activities.

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain

Chronic pelvic pain in men can stem from various sources, including pelvic floor muscle tension, nerve irritation, or myofascial trigger points. Symptoms may include persistent pain in the pelvis, genitals, or perineum, discomfort during or after urination or ejaculation, and pain during bowel movements. Our physiotherapists employ a multimodal approach combining manual therapy techniques, relaxation exercises, and pain management strategies to alleviate chronic pelvic pain.

Your Treatment Journey

During your first session, our physiotherapist will conduct an in-depth evaluation of your pelvic health and discuss your medical history. Post-evaluation, you’ll receive a personalized treatment plan designed to address your concerns and improve your pelvic health.

Our therapists use a variety of techniques, such as pelvic floor exercises, biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and manual therapy, among others, to strengthen your pelvic muscles and alleviate discomfort. We also offer education on lifestyle changes and home exercises to supplement your in-clinic treatment.

Take Control of Your Pelvic Health

At Vertex Physiotherapy, we believe in empowering our patients with the knowledge and tools needed to take charge of their health. Book your appointment with our specialized male pelvic floor physiotherapy team in Edmonton today, and take the first step towards better pelvic health and improved quality of life.

FAQ

It should not be painful. Our expert physiotherapists ensure your comfort throughout the session.

The number of sessions depends on the individual and the nature of their condition. Our physiotherapists will give you an estimate during your initial evaluation.

Most insurance providers do cover physiotherapy sessions, but it’s always best to check with your provider.

No, men of all ages can experience pelvic floor issues and can benefit from physiotherapy.