Pelvic Floor Muscle Strengthening Exercises for Blokes (the bits below the belt).
Southside Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre has specially trained male physiotherapists who can help you work through these problems – men who understand and can help.
Our comprehensive Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation Program at Southside Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre includes the following:
- Pre-operative physiotherapy pelvic floor exercise advice and
education prior to radical prostatectomy. It is beneficial to get the
exercise program in place before stress and trauma of surgery.
It includes the use of Real Time Ultrasound so you can see your pelvic
floor muscles working correctly, giving you immediate feedback when
you work the right muscles.
- Post-operative pelvic floor rehabilitation and bladder control training, which speeds up the recovery from radical prostatectomy and restores continence and bladder control as quickly as possible (based on Craig Allingham’s Prostate Recovery Plan). It includes dealing with postural and core muscle issues to make pelvic floor rehabilitation more efficient (Allingham C, Prostate Recovery Map, Redsock Publishing 2013).
For further information, click on this link to go to our blog on Men’s Health.
It must be emphasised: if you are experiencing any changes in your normal bladder or bowel habits you must have them checked out by your family GP.
If you would like to discuss this topic in confidence, phone Southside Physiotherapy and make an appointment on 9527 4099.