In addition to providing regular physiotherapy for sore backs, necks, sports and work related musculoskeletal injuries, specially trained Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists can assist men with incontinence problems both bladder and bowel, chronic constipation, erectile dysfunction and pelvic pain.
The pelvic floor provides support for the internal pelvic organs: the bladder and the bowel. The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissues. These muscles stretch like a hammock from the tail bone at the back to the pubic bone at the front.
The pelvic floor muscles play an important role in bladder and bowel control. Most of the time, we use these muscles without being too aware of them. However when problems exist it is often difficult for men to correctly identify where their pelvic floor is and to be able to contract the muscle in isolation.