Men’s Health

Mans Health with Sam Hughes Physiotherapy

MMen have a pelvis too, and although not as common as women,         they may present with pelvic pain, sexual and bladder symptoms       that can be addressed and treated by seeing a pelvic floor            physiotherapist

 Pelvic floor physiotherapy for men to treat pelvic pain, sexual and bladder symptoms. 

I treat men of all different ages with pelvic related problems or conditions, such as:

  • Pre and Post Prostate Cancer Surgery
  • Bladder Leakages (Urinary Incontinence)
  • Pelvic/ hip/ low back pain
  • Chronic Prostatitis or Chronic Prostate Painful Syndromes
  • Scrotum or Penile Pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction (difficulties maintaining erections)
  • Urgency and Frequency (Bowel or Bladder)
Urinary Incontinence with Prostate Cancer 

Urinary Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction can be successfully treated after prostate cancer surgery! Although urinary incontinence usually improves after the surgery, a small percentage of men will continue to suffer from  it. This can be devastating to men and affect immensely their lives. 

Prostate Cancer Surgery is one of the main cause of urinary incontinence in men. During surgery the internal sphincter (the sphincter that involuntarily controls urine leakage) is usually removed. Loss of urine control will occur after surgery and might continue thereafter. The recovery process can be different for each men, most cases urinary incontinence is resolved anywhere between 6 weeks to 1 year after surgery.  

I have been treating men with urinary incontinence after prostate cancer surgery for over 10 years, and found that most of the time, men seem to overdo their "kegels". Part of my treatment is to educate and make sure that they are doing their best to help their bladder recover well, while encouraging positive behaviour that can help them gain continence as soon as they can.

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training (Kegels) can help treat incontinence but so many other factors can be contributing to a slower recovery. Finding out the root of the problem, is the most important thing. For example, if the cause of incontinence have and emotional or psychological component, and it is not addressed, incontinence may not improve just with exercise.

"The most important part of the treatment is connecting with my clients and understanding their struggles while offering my support and expertise."

To learn more about the surgery and what to do after to help bladder recovery click below to order my book "The Guide to Optimizing Recovery after Prostate Cancer Surgery".