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Men's Pelvic Health

Bladder

Are you always going or rushing to the toilet?
Do you find it hard to get started or have slow flow?
Do you dribble after you’ve finished urinating?

Difficulty controlling and emptying your bladder are frustrating and embarrassing problems that can have a huge impact on your life. You might find yourself feeling embarrassed at the urinal, arranging your daily routine around where the nearest toilets are or waking up exhausted because your bladder has interrupted your sleep.

More men than you think experience these bladder problems, especially as they get older. Often the main cause is prostate enlargement but there can also be other contributing factors. You don’t have to live with it or suffer in silence. In most cases, bladder problems can be better managed.

Common Symptoms:

    Rushing to the toilet with an overwhelming urge to go
    Leaking urine on the way to the toilet
•    Going to the toilet frequently
    Having your sleep interrupted by the need to urinate
    Feeling like you haven’t emptied your bladder properly
    Having to return to the toilet soon after urinating
    Difficulty getting started or having to strain to empty your bladder
    Leaking after you have finished urinating or have walked away from the toilet

Possible Causes Of Bladder Problems:

    Poor pelvic floor muscle function
    Prostate enlargement
    Prostate surgery ie TURP
    Constipation
    Poor fluid & toileting habits
    Chronic cough
    Obesity
    Ageing
    Neurological conditions
    Medications

How We Can Help:

Evidence shows that you can successfully treat these problems through a personalised pelvic health program designed and managed by a specifically trained Physiotherapist. At Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy we specialise in providing a personalised pelvic health program exclusively for you.

What To Expect:

    A thorough assessment to establish your goals, pelvic floor requirements and treatment plan
    Design of a personalised pelvic floor muscle exercise program
    Progression of your program  and application to daily activities
    Instruction in good bladder habits, fluid intake and bladder training
    Instruction in a more effective way to empty your bladder

 

What Do I Do Next?

 

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What Is Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy?

The pelvic floor muscles are at the base of the pelvis and attach from the pubic bone at the front to the tail bone at the back. They are like a hammock and support the bladder, uterus and bowel. They also help control the bladder and bowel and play a role in sexual function.

If the pelvic floor muscles are weak, they can contribute to poor bladder and bowel control and pelvic organ prolapse. If you are unable to relax your pelvic floor you may have problems with bladder and bowel emptying or sexual and pelvic pain.

Our specifically trained Physiotherapists will evaluate the function of your pelvic floor muscles and assess your ability to contract and relax these muscles. Pelvic floor muscle training under the guidance of a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist is recognised as an effective treatment for these problems.

 

Real Time Ultrasound – A Useful Tool

We’re up to date with the latest technology which includes Real Time Ultrasound. 
This is an imaging technology that shows contraction and relaxation of deep muscles in real time and allows us to give you a more accurate assessment if required.

 

Uses Of Real Time Ultrasound

•  Your Physiotherapist may make use of ultrasound as part of your pelvic floor and abdominal assessment to ensure you’re activating and relaxing your muscles correctly

•  It may be used as a teaching tool to provide you with immediate visual feedback to improve learning and performance

•  Real Time Ultrasound can be used as a bladder scanner to assess bladder emptying

 

Our Locations

Camberwell
549 Burke Rd, Camberwell VIC 3124
T: 03 8823 8300
F: 03 8823 8399
Hampton
170 Thomas St, Hampton VIC 3188
T: 03 9521 0444
F: 03 9521 0777 

Also consulting at:

Box Hill:  Epworth Eastern Hospital, Level 3, Suite 19, 1 Arnold Street
East Bentleigh: Southern Urology, 7 Chester Street
East Melbourne: Urology Consultants Victoria, Suite 102, Freemasons Hospital, 320 Victoria Parade
Malvern: Australian Urology Associates, Ground Floor, 322 Glenferrie Road
Malvern: Cabrini Mother and Baby Centre, Area E, Level 2, Cabrini Hospital, 183 Wattletree Road

If you’d like to make an appointment for one of these locations please call our Camberwell rooms on 03 8823 8300