Men's Pelvic Health

Erectile Dysfunction

Do you find it hard to get an erection?
Do you find it difficult to keep an erection?
Are you worried that your erection isn’t hard enough for penetration?

The inability to achieve or maintain an erection is common, especially as men age. Diminishing sexual performance is distressing and can affect sexual intimacy, self-esteem, confidence, relationships and quality of life.

There are many factors, including your pelvic floor,that can affect your ability to maintain an erection. The pelvic floor muscles in men play an important role in gaining and maintaining an erection. Research has shown that men with strong pelvic floor muscles have better erectile function.

Men of all ages can experience erectile dysfunction. Although erectile dysfunction is more common as you age that doesn’t mean it is inevitable or normal. You don’t have to live with it or suffer in silence. Help is available.

Common Symptoms:

    Erections that take a long time to achieve  
    Erections that are insufficient for penetration
    Erections that fade quickly

Possible Causes Of Erectile Dysfunction:

    Weak pelvic floor muscles due to constipation, ageing, or heavy lifting  
    Neurological  disorders eg Parkinson’s Disease or Multiple Sclerosis
    Vascular issues such as high blood pressure
    Certain types of surgery
    Lifestyle factors such as smoking, drinking alcohol & inactivity
    Psychological factors, anxiety & depression

How We Can Help:

Research shows that pelvic floor exercises improve erectile function.  At Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy we specialise in providing a pelvic health program exclusively for you with a personalised pelvic exercise program.

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

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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.

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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



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