Male pelvic floor anatomy is remarkably similar to that of females. Men need good pelvic floor function for normal operation of bladder and bowel function and for sexual function. Most men will pay very little attention to their pelvic floor musculature until something stops working as it should. Typical pelvic issues we help men with include:
You can expect the following during your first appointment.
Discussion forms an important part of your initial consultation so we can fully understand your issues and the history behind them. We will also ask you some questions about your medical history and lifestyle and what you would like to achieve through physiotherapy. You can also ask us any questions you have.
Depending on your symptoms, we may assess the mobility in your hips, sacroiliac joints and lower back as well as testing your nerves and muscles. To fully assess your pelvic floor muscles for tightness, weakness or pain, a rectal examination may be suggested, which you can choose to decline.
At the end of the session, we will discuss the findings of the assessment as well as the treatment options that would be helpful or appropriate for you. You may also be given some exercises or other things to work on at home. Read more about treatment options below.