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Men’s Pelvic Floor Health, Let’s Get You The Effective Help You Need

Aug 16, 2023

In today’s society, discussions about men’s health often center around physical fitness, mental well-being, and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. However, there is one crucial area that tends to be overlooked: pelvic floor health. Pelvic floor issues can affect men of all ages, causing discomfort, embarrassment, and a significant impact on their quality of life. It’s time to break the silence and encourage men to take charge of their pelvic floor health, fostering confidence and seeking the help they need to overcome these challenges.

The Lowdown on Pelvic Floor:

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and tissues that support the bladder, urethra, rectum and other vital organs in the pelvis. It plays a crucial role in urinary and bowel control, sexual function, and overall stability. However, your pelvic floor can face challenges. Age, surgeries, and other factors can throw it off balance, causing issues like leakage, discomfort, and even trouble in the bedroom.

Seeking Professional Help:

When it comes to pelvic floor issues, seeking professional help is paramount. Consulting with a healthcare provider, such as a urologist, physiotherapist, or pelvic floor specialist, can provide valuable guidance and personalized treatment options. These professionals can assess the specific condition, suggest tailored exercises, lifestyle modifications, and, if necessary, recommend medical interventions that can significantly improve pelvic floor health.

  • Things to look out for!
  • Leaking urine during activities
  • Erectile dysfunction 
  • Constipation

Lifestyle Modifications for Pelvic Floor Health:

In addition to seeking professional help, adopting certain lifestyle modifications can aid in pelvic floor recovery. These can include maintaining a healthy weight, incorporating regular exercise, practising stress management techniques, and avoiding excessive straining during bowel movements. Additionally, practising pelvic floor exercises, such as Kegels, can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, enhance bladder control, and improve sexual function.

Male doing squats with weight to help with Pelvic floor

Breaking the Stigma:

Pelvic floor problems can be challenging to discuss, as they often carry a stigma and are mistakenly associated with being solely a women’s health issue. However, it is essential to remember that men are also susceptible to these concerns and should feel empowered to seek help. By breaking the silence and addressing the issue head-on, we can eliminate the shame and embarrassment that often accompanies these conditions, allowing men to take proactive steps toward recovery.

Pelvic floor issues are a common concern among men that often go unaddressed due to stigma and embarrassment. However, it is crucial to emphasize the significance of pelvic floor health and encourage men to seek help with confidence. By breaking the silence, fostering a positive mindset, and seeking professional guidance, men can regain control over their pelvic floor health and improve their overall well-being. Let us empower men to overcome the challenges they face, ensuring a healthier and more fulfilling life for themselves and their loved ones. If you feel you need more information or would like to speak to a professional please contact us.

TESTIMONIALS

Since seeing Louise (following an Achilles rupture repair), I have:

- Made it back onto tennis / squash courts to (tentatively!) celebrate 1 year anniversary of my surgery 
- Ran my fastest 10k at 43.57! 
- Ran 5k in 21:30 (vs pre-surgery PB of 20:18) 
- I increased my single leg calf lift to 59 kg (vs ~18 kg initially a few months ago) 
- I had a final appt with my consultant, who discharged me while congratulating me on a wonderful recovery

All the above is to illustrate that I'm absolutely delighted with the progress I have made since last summer when I couldn't do anything and the outlook seemed bleak. I'll be forever grateful for Louise’s guidance and support as I've navigated the long road back from my injury, and I appreciate the continued advice to help me prepare for more dynamic activity. Louise has been really fantastic and I couldn't have asked for better care.

Recovering from a full Achilles rupture. Started my work with Nina in feb and my progress has only been positive and upwards and I am almost at full speed again. Nina put me back together again almost from scratch. She is the best physio I have ever worked with and will again. Very knowledgable and very hard working. Can’t recommend enough.

Bojan

What a great find! My orthopaedic surgeon recommended them and I can't rate Luigi, Gloria and the team more highly. Excellent service and very effective treatment- recovering nicely!

Justine

I am 84 years old, and have always been fit and healthy and exercised regularly. 3 years ago I underwent emergency surgery for peritonitis, and had a colonoscopy bag for 6 months and straight after surgery to reversal of the stoma. After this surgery I felt my legs very weak. To complete my drama, during the last summer I developed an abdominal hernia and had surgery for hernia repair. This made me even weaker specially at my legs. I have recovered but felt weak. I started my sessions at ALO Physiotherapy at the beginning of January, with the Vibra Machine combined with specific exercises. I have now recovered my body strength, particularly in the legs. I am now walking normally and without pain. I am delighted!

Barbara

Great clinic with great people! I was so lucky to find this clinic and even more when I met Andre. He's a very talented therapist and a wonderful person who makes you feel comfortable every time. He helped me to resolve my back problems in few appointments and I will be always grateful to him! From my experience is the best clinic in London and I highly recommend them without any doubts!

Daniele

One of the best physiotherapy centres in the world! The professionalism and knowledge of this centre amazed me.

Pierre

I am so glad I found this clinic. Luigi has been amazing. After my 1st session I felt an improvement and now have ALOT more movement and significant reduction in pain. I couldn’t recommend this clinic & Luigi enough. So helpful and flexible whenever I have needed to amend appointments. Every one is fantastic. I will continue to come here for as long as I need.

Mital

Andre is the best physiotherapist I came across. As a dedicated martial arts practitioner, I regularly use his services. He has always managed to fix my various back and leg injuries. I would recommend Alo Physiotherapy to anyone who suffers from body pain.

Thomas

Where do I begin? The journey has been too long with Andre Oliveira and ALO Clinic , as he helped me both physically and mentally to overcome an injury I had in both of my knees. A small injury , after following wrong treatment became chronic and I found myself unable to walk/stand/run and do the simplest things- the mental impact was worse. I was introduced to Andre by Eleftherios Pavlidis who runs Laertion in Athens. lefteris with his team were the first to accommodate the problem and told me what I need to do. As a Londoner, I was introduced to Andre and ALO Clinic, and the rest is history. Since February 2017 when I had the first session with Andre and he identified the biomechanic nature of the problem, along with the use of Tecar the results were visible after one month. Since then, along with personal effort and strengthening I did always guided by Andre, I the problem is restored and the pain is gone. I highly recommend ALO Physiotherapy Clinic , and Andre Oliveira for anyone who suffers from sport injuries , amateurs or professional top athletes.

Constantinos

Very professional staff and friendly environment. I felt a lot better after very first session. Appointment are easily available. I would definitely recommend this place

Muhammad

The care I received from ALO Physiotherapy was outstanding from the first session to the last. Sessions with Louise were informative as well as practical, allowing me to understand the context/logic behind treatment as well as tips to prevent future injuries. Louise was always readily available to answer my questions and the treatment process was collaborative rather than being prescriptive. Beyond the expertise of the team the quality of the equipment and facilities was incredibly high and aided my recovery significantly. I would recommend ALO Physiotherapy to anyone who requires physiotherapy treatment in the Marylebone area.

ALO is an excellent well-run clinic and Louise Hynes who looked after me is a superb physiotherapist. Louise is knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient at her job. My sore shoulder was sorted out in no time thanks to her. Thank you, Louise, and thank you ALO.

Julian Webber, Harley Street Endodontist.

ALO is an excellent well-run clinic and Louise Hynes who looked after me is a superb physiotherapist. Louise is knowledgeable, skilled and very efficient at her job. My sore shoulder was sorted out in no time thanks to her. Thank you, Louise, and thank you ALO.

Julian Webber, Harley Street Endodontist.

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