For Men

I am married to one of you,

and we are two peas in a pod, despite being different in almost every aspect, from temperament to tone of voice. I empathise with those who walk through life, carrying the potential struggles, aches and pains associated with the male physique. The male body’s distinct features present unique healing challenges for physiotherapists.

A prostatectomy (prostate removal surgery)

can make you feel like you have lost all control. Being diagnosed with cancer is bad enough, and the side effects of the operation can leave you with urinary leakage and erectile dysfunction. Physical therapy can bring about understanding of the problem, helping you manage your health

and to REGAIN control.

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What is urinary incontinence? Urinary incontinence is leaking of urine, and you can not control it   Did you know that there are FOUR types of urinary leakage? 1 stress incontinence – Urine leaks out at times when your bladder or belly is under sudden increase of pressure; for example, when you sneeze, cough,laugh,jump or […]

“A Physiotherapist assesses, treats and manages a wide variety of injuries including ailments from the fields of orthopaedics, neurology, respiratory and thoracic, cardio-vascular, obstetrics, sports medicine, paediatrics, geriatrics, intensive care units and general rehabilitation. Other medical fields and community care also falls within the scope of physiotherapy. “ (definition: HPCSA website, accessed 17 July 2017) […]

Bladder and bowel diary template

• If you experience leakage more in the night, try to cut out fluids for at least two hours before bedtime. Empty the bladder just before you go to bed. • If you experience more leakage in the day, avoid coffee, caffeine, fizzy drinks and spicy foods as they can irritate the bladder. Only drink […]

This is general information for readers and is intended only for guidance and does not intend to replace consultation with your doctor or medical treatment. Four facts about your prostate Your prostate is about the size of a walnut It produces a fluid that makes up 30% of the volume your semen This fluid protects [...]