Men's Health Physiotherapy Service
Men’s Health physiotherapy is the management of conditions in men that are related to urinary incontinence (UI) and overactive bladder (OBS). At Crystal Palace Physio Group, we have specialised physiotherapists that are trained in the management of these conditions and use evidence based interventions in a safe and effective way to improve patient’s lives.
Urinary incontinence is an unintentional loss of urine, which is a common symptom in men and can occur for a number of reasons. These can include weakness of the pelvic floor muscles, hyperactivity of the bladder muscles and certain prostate conditions. Another instance where men become incontinent is following surgery for prostate cancer, most commonly radical prostatectomy.
Overactive Bladder Syndrome
In addition to urinary incontinence, another common urinary symptom in men is Overactive Bladder Syndrome. This is a condition where men have a sudden and strong urge to urinate that occurs more frequently than normal and is associated with small urine volumes.
Quality of Life
Urinary symptoms are common in men and can have a significant detrimental effect on quality of life. There is strong evidence from a number of research studies to demonstrate that a structured physiotherapy program can result in a significant improvement in urinary symptoms.
Our physiotherapy treatment for urinary conditions is individualised to each patient. Physiotherapy may include a structured pelvic floor strengthening program, together with other rehabilitation techniques and exercises. Assessment and treatment is non-invasive and utilises ultrasound to visualise the pelvic floor for assessment and exercise prescription.