mens health at 6s physio

Men’s health physio treatment available at Ettalong and Mingara.

All around the World, men face different health issues than women.

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t 6S Men’s Health, we are dedicated to helping men lead healthier and happier lives.

Men’s Health Physiotherapy helps with common issues such as:

  • Incontinence
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Peyronnes disease
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Urgency and Frequency
  • Pelvic Pain

Your physiotherapist will listen with care to the history of your problem. Remember, you don’t have to endure the frustration of constant bathroom trips alone. A Men’s Health Physiotherapist can help you regain control over your bladder and improve your quality of life.

MAppSci (Research) (Sydney Uni)
BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy (UK)
Memb APA / Memb CFA
Research / Adjunct Lecturer Syd Uni, ACU, UTS

Meet Stuart Baptist, our Senior Men’s Health Clinician

Stuart is an adjunct lecturer at three major Sydney Universities and is actively involved in ongoing research into the male pelvic floor. He is a speaker at international prostate cancer conferences and is the Clinical Director of Men’s Health physiotherapy in a private practice on Macquarie St in Sydney’s CBD.

He has been at the forefront of driving Men’s Health Physiotherapy as a sub-specialisation within the Australian Physiotherapy Association and is passionate about helping men overcome incontinence, erectile dysfunction and pelvic pain.

He is excited to be able to offer his considerable experience to the men (and their partners) on the Central Coast to take back control following the trauma of prostate cancer surgery and /or radiation.

Regaining Confidence: Understanding Erectile Dysfunction

Regaining Control: Understanding Urinary & Bowel Incontinence

Navigating Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile Dysfunction (ED), often referred to as impotence, is a common issue many men face at some point in their lives. It’s essentially the inability to achieve or maintain an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. While it can be an occasional problem for most men, if it becomes a persistent issue, it may be classified as ED.

How might Erectile Dysfunction affect you?

Imagine this: you’re in a moment of intimacy, but your body just doesn’t respond the way you want it to. This can lead to feelings of frustration, anxiety, and a blow to your self-esteem. ED can impact not only your sex life but also your overall quality of life, potentially causing relationship strain and emotional distress.

How can a Men’s Health Physiotherapist help you?

A Men’s Health Physiotherapist is your ally in overcoming ED. They will work closely with you to understand the underlying causes, which can range from physical issues like blood flow problems to psychological factors like stress or performance anxiety.

  1. Assessment: The first step is a comprehensive evaluation of your condition. This may include discussions about your medical history, lifestyle factors, and a physical examination.
  2. Tailored Treatment: Your physiotherapist will design a personalized treatment plan that may involve exercises to improve blood flow, strengthen pelvic floor muscles, and reduce tension.
  3. Education: You’ll learn about the factors contributing to ED and practical strategies to manage them. This includes lifestyle adjustments, stress management, and relaxation techniques.
  4. Support: Beyond physical treatment, a Men’s Health Physiotherapist offers emotional support, helping you regain your confidence and intimacy.

Remember, you’re not alone in this. With the right guidance and support, ED can often be managed or even reversed, allowing you to regain a fulfilling sex life and boost your self-esteem.

What is Urinary & Bowel Incontinence?

Urinary and bowel incontinence are conditions where you struggle to control the release of urine or feces. This can lead to unexpected leaks, accidents, and a sense of embarrassment.

How might Urinary & Bowel Incontinence affect you?

Imagine living with the constant fear of leaks and accidents, making you hesitant to leave the house or engage in social activities. Urinary incontinence can result from various factors like weak pelvic floor muscles, while bowel incontinence can be linked to conditions affecting the rectum or anal sphincter.

How can a Men’s Health Physiotherapist help you?

A Men’s Health Physiotherapist specializes in addressing urinary and bowel incontinence issues in men. Here’s how they can assist you:

  1. Assessment: Your physiotherapist will assess the severity and causes of your incontinence. This may involve physical examinations and discussing your medical history.
  2. Pelvic Floor Exercises: They will guide you through targeted exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, helping improve bladder and bowel control.
  3. Behavioral Strategies: You’ll learn about lifestyle modifications, dietary changes, and techniques like bladder training to manage your condition more effectively.
  4. Biofeedback: Some physiotherapists offer biofeedback therapy to help you gain better control over your pelvic muscles.

    Support and Counseling: Coping with incontinence can be emotionally challenging. Your physiotherapist can provide emotional support and strategies to boost your confidence.

Remember, seeking help is the first step towards regaining control over your life. With the right guidance and exercises, you can manage and often overcome urinary and bowel incontinence, improving your quality of life significantly.

What is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is a common form of cancer that affects the prostate gland, a small walnut-sized organ in the male reproductive system. It occurs when abnormal cells in the prostate multiply uncontrollably, potentially leading to health complications.

How might Prostate Cancer affect you?

Receiving a prostate cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming. It may lead to anxiety, fear, and uncertainty about the future. Depending on the stage and treatment, prostate cancer can also impact urinary and sexual function.

How can a Men’s Health Physiotherapist help you?

A Men’s Health Physiotherapist plays a vital role in the holistic care of individuals with prostate cancer:

  1. Pre-surgery Preparation: Before a prostatectomy (surgical removal of the prostate), physiotherapy can help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, aiding in post-surgery recovery.
  2. Post-surgery Rehabilitation: After surgery, physiotherapy can assist in regaining urinary control and addressing erectile dysfunction, if present.
  3. Exercise and Mobility: A physiotherapist can guide you through appropriate exercises to maintain physical function and overall health during and after cancer treatment.
  4. Pain Management: If you experience pelvic pain as a result of treatment or surgery, a physiotherapist can provide techniques to alleviate discomfort.
  5. Emotional Support: Dealing with cancer is not just physical; it’s emotional too. A physiotherapist can offer emotional support and coping strategies.

Remember, a prostate cancer diagnosis is not a journey you have to navigate alone. With the support of a Men’s Health Physiotherapist and a healthcare team, you can improve your quality of life and work towards recovery and remission.

Finding Relief: Understanding Pelvic Pain

Overcoming Urgency and Frequency of Urination

What is Pelvic Pain?

Pelvic pain is discomfort or pain in the lower abdominal area between the hip bones. It can be persistent or intermittent and may range from mild to severe. Pelvic pain can result from various causes, including muscle tension, inflammation, or nerve issues.

How might Pelvic Pain affect you?

Imagine dealing with chronic discomfort in the area that affects your daily life, including sitting, standing, and engaging in physical activities. Pelvic pain can lead to decreased quality of life, impacting your work, relationships, and overall well-being.

How can a Men’s Health Physiotherapist help you?

A Men’s Health Physiotherapist is a valuable resource for managing pelvic pain:

  1. Assessment: They’ll conduct a thorough evaluation to determine the cause and contributing factors of your pelvic pain.
  2. Treatment Plan: Your physiotherapist will create a tailored treatment plan, which may include manual therapy, stretching exercises, and relaxation techniques.
  3. Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Strengthening and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles can often alleviate pelvic pain. Your physiotherapist will guide you through these exercises.
  4. Education: You’ll learn about lifestyle modifications, posture, and ergonomic adjustments to prevent or reduce pain.
  5. Pain Management: Techniques like heat therapy and pain-relief strategies may be part of your treatment plan.

Pelvic pain can be complex, but with the guidance of a Men’s Health Physiotherapist, you can find relief and improve your overall quality of life.

What is Urgency and Frequency of Urination?

Urgency and frequency of urination refer to the strong, sudden need to urinate often. You might find yourself rushing to the bathroom more frequently than usual, even when your bladder isn’t full. This can be caused by various factors, including urinary tract infections, bladder issues, or neurological conditions.

How might Urgency and Frequency of Urination affect you?

Constantly feeling the urge to urinate can be disruptive and distressing. It can disrupt your daily routines, disturb your sleep, and even affect your social life. Coping with this issue can be emotionally draining.

How can a Men’s Health Physiotherapist help you?

A Men’s Health Physiotherapist can assist in managing urgency and frequency of urination:

  1. Assessment: Your physiotherapist will assess your condition, potentially using diagnostic tests to identify the underlying cause.
  2. Bladder Training: They’ll teach you techniques like timed voiding to gradually extend the time between bathroom trips.
  3. Pelvic Floor Exercises: Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles can help control urgency and frequency by improving bladder function.
  4. Behavioral Strategies: Your physiotherapist can suggest dietary and lifestyle changes to reduce irritants and improve bladder health.
  5. Education: Understanding your condition and learning relaxation techniques can help you manage urgency and frequency better.

Remember, you don’t have to endure the frustration of constant bathroom trips alone. A Men’s Health Physiotherapist can help you regain control over your bladder and improve your quality of life.