It makes biological sense that sex is pleasurable; humans need to do it in order to survive as a species, so, the powers-that-be made it as enticing as possible. But what if things just don’t work? You can’t get an erection, there isn’t much sensation, or it feels quite painful? Did you know that 52% of men aged 40-70 suffer from some form of sexual dysfunction, although it is common amongst all ages! Yet in our modern Western society it is still considered a taboo topic.
“Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends.” – The Beatles.
At Vital Core Physiotherapy, we hope to help men with a variety of physical ailments. These can range from sore necks from carrying their newborns, post-op knee replacement stiffness, to our sponsored Norwood Flame basketballers, booking in to increase their explosiveness on the court. More uniquely, Vital Core Physiotherapy specialises in Pelvic Health, helping men with difficulties of bladder, bowel or sexual function.
Motivation to exercise or move regularly can be challenging, especially if we are sore or we’re just not very good at the exercise we’ve been prescribed. We all intend to do exactly what we need to do, yet so often we “fall off the wagon” and our commitment goes with it.
by Pelvic health physio Danae
The last few years have seen a spotlight shon on areas of womens healthcare. But for most men with pelvic pain or dysfunction, their needs are still left in the dark. Erectile dysfunction, chronic pain, incontinence or problems with toileting aren’t the typical topics of conversation around the pub. So where do you go? Who do you talk to?
By Pelvic Health physio Danae Gardner
Most women learn about their pelvic floor muscles during the child-bearing years. But for many men, the first time they’re told they even have these same muscles is well into their 50’s or 60’s, sitting in the doctor’s office discussing their upcoming prostate surgery. And these blokes are the lucky ones.
Have you ever laughed so hard you pee yourself?🤭 Perhaps you’ve been running down a single track trail and noticed each step squirts out a bit of wee 🙄. Maybe you’ve taken off for a hard sprint start during a game only to realise you’ve forced out a wet patch on your shorts 😧.
There are so many different stages of a woman’s life and each provides it’s own unique physical challenges. A physiotherapist who is expert in these stages can make the world of difference.
Incontinence is more common than many health issues we regularly seek professional assistance for. However it is not normal. Most importantly in the vast majority of cases it is treatable without surgery.
Men’s Health is an umbrella term that relates to the problems or pains in the pelvis. These can include pain emanating from structures inside the pelvic gridle: CPP (Chronic pelvic pain) or prostatitis, pain from the pudendal nerve (pudendal neuralgia), dysfunction of the male pelvic floor, the function or dysfunction of the male sexual organs […]