Men’s Bladder Health

What is good bladder health?

The bladder is designed to store urine, and keep you dry and comfortable. However, when it causes you pain or urinary leakage during the day or urinary frequency at night it can be very frustrating and affect your quality of life.

What are the conditions associated with poor bladder function?

  • Enlarged prostate – read more about the prostate here
  • Overactive bladder
  • Poor pelvic floor muscle function
  • Prostate surgery ie TURP
  • Constipation
  • Poor fluid & toileting habits
  • Chronic cough
  • Obesity
  • Neurological conditions

What are the signs and symptoms of poor bladder function?

  • Weak urinary stream
  • Incomplete emptying
  • Post void dribbling
  • Involuntary loss of urine with certain movement
  • Reduce bladder capacity, resulting in urinary frequency
  • Weak or overactive pelvic floor

How can Pelvic Connections help?

Physiotherapy is a first-line treatment for the management of bladder health concerns.
Our physiotherapists will take a detailed history and objective assessment to determine the cause of your concerns.

They will provide you with bladder retraining to improve bladder capacity, correct urination and defecation techniques, advice regarding appropriate fluid intake, management of any bowel-related concerns that may affect the bladder, pelvic floor muscle training, strengthening of any weaknesses present in the body, and prescription of a TENS machine for tibial nerve stimulation to assist with management of an overactive bladder.

The Physiotherapists Treating Men’s Health