Pelvic Health for Men

Although men and women share many common pelvic health conditions, there are some conditions that affect males more often that females, such as Pudendal Neuralgia

Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence

  • 1 in 2 men report leakage 3 months post-prostatectomy.
  • Up to 1 in 5 men still report leakage one year after radical prostatectomy

The 2012 Canadian Urological Association Guidelines consider pelvic floor muscle training part of first line conservative and preventative management of post-prostatectomy urinary incontinence.

Willow Health’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy trains the pelvic floor muscles, pre and postoperatively, to help prevent and treat incontinence.

For more information on incontinence, go to:
Canadian Continence Foundation
http://canadiancontinence.ca

Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

About 90 million men worldwide are affected by this, which shows has symptoms of pain in their low back or pelvic regions, and sometimes frequent urination and pain with ejaculation. These urinary and sexual dysfunction symptoms can be linked to hypertonic pelvic floor muscles. Willow Health’s Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help restore normal function to shortened, tight pelvic floor muscles.

Pudendal Neuralgia

Pudendal neuralgia is a pelvic condition in which the pudendal nerve is trapped, compressed or irritated. This condition can result in pelvic or genital pain and numbness, especially when sitting. Pelvic floor physiotherapy can release the tight muscles around this nerve to help resolve the symptoms of this condition.

For more information on pudendal neuralgia, go to:
Pudendal Hope
www.pudendalhope.info