Men's Pelvic Health

Harmony Physiotherapists Helps with :

It can be an unwelcome shock for men when they notice symptoms of pelvic dysfunction, particularly as there are little public and professional awareness about men’s pelvic health (an issue that Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa is trying to address).

Harmony Physiotherapy Ottawa's physiotherapists are experts in assessing, diagnosing and providing expert and individual management to help patients regain their optimal pelvic health.

Male Pelvic pain and Men’s Health physiotherapy is a branch of physiotherapy that deals with male pelvic pain (chronic prostatitis) and pelvic organ dysfunction.  At Harmony Ottawa we are trained both in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, chronic pelvic pain therapy and men’s health physiotherapy combining a unique skill set to comprehensively assess and diagnose problems affecting the pelvis

Who gets Pelvic Pain and Pelvic floor problems?

Problems affecting the pelvis or pelvic floor muscles could potentially happen at any age.  As we age the likelihood of pelvic problems increases.  However, erectile dysfunction occurs in around 50% of men with reported problems in the 2nd decade with an incidence of around 13%.  Over the age of 40, there is a reported incidence of 1/3rd of men suffering some form of urinary dysfunction.    

Pelvic pain or dysfunction is not only associated with older and less active men. it is something that may strike even the most athletic of persons.  Athletes and sporty people may develop symptoms related to their pelvic floor as a result of their activity.  Hip and groin problems are prolific in the amateur and elite football domain, and poorly managed can lead to dysfunction in the pelvic region or lead to the development of Chronic Pelvic Pain.

Treatment at Harmony Ottawa

Muscles can be rehabilitated and retrained and at the Men’s Health Clinic Harmony Ottawa. we are trained to identify pelvic floor dysfunction and apply a bespoke regime of motor control exercises to remedy such dysfunction.  Specialised manual therapy techniques for the pelvic floor can be incorporated to reduce muscle sensitivity and facilitate appropriate muscle activation.

Treatment (might include):

  • Hands-on manual therapy treatment to your low back and pelvis, getting the joints moving correctly

  • Trigger point therapy: Getting the muscles working properly and rid of the overactive parts in both the low back muscles, hip muscles and pelvic floor muscles. You will also be taught how to do this yourself also. However, it isn't really a massage it is rather specific applications of prescribed pressure.  This can alleviate pain throughout the pelvis and genitals. 

  • Pelvic floor exercises to release your pelvic floor

  • Specific hip, spine and pelvis exercises to get you and your pelvic floor moving better, think yoga poses and squatting

  • Specialized Breathing and relaxation work

  • Re-education of the  pelvic floor, hip, and abdominal musculature

  • General exercise

  • Pain management education (essential to understanding WHY the pelvis hurts).

  • Advice re sexual and toileting practices