Our response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020 - by Brendan Limbrey - in Uncategorized

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Last updated 17/03/2020 1:50pm The current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation is one that is ever evolving. At Northern Sydney Men’s Health Physiotherapy we have taken steps to ensure the health & safety of our staff & patients, based on the best advise from the Department of Health, during the current COVID-19 pandemic. The actions that we

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I’ve been given a sheet of pelvic floor exercise instructions, why should I see a men’s health physio?

July 08, 2019 - by Brendan Limbrey - in Uncategorized

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Many men are provided with sheets of paper from their urologist, doctor or nurse containing instructions as to how to perform pelvic floor exercises. Others will find instructions for pelvic floor exercises online. That being the case, why then should you consult a men’s health physiotherapist to be taught pelvic floor exercises and prescribed a

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Could this be the answer to training pelvic floor muscles in men following prostatectomy to restore continence?!

February 05, 2018 - by Brendan Limbrey - in Uncategorized

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The study by Stafford et al. (2017) looked at the relationship between the activation patterns of specific pelvic floor muscles and incontinence in men following prostatectomy. It was found that “poor function of the bulbocavernosus* and puborectalis* muscles could be compensated by good striated urethral sphincter* function, but the bulbocavernosus and puborectalis muscles had less

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What’s the link between baldness & erectile function?

September 19, 2017 - by Brendan Limbrey - in Uncategorized

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What’s the link between baldness & erectile dysfunction? Well nothing directly, although there is a link between a common hair re-growth treatment and sexual function in men! Propecia (finasteride), a medication which can be prescribed to men to aid hair regrowth, has known undesirable side effects including erectile dysfunction, impotence and loss of sex drive.

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Have you taken your baseline measurements?

June 19, 2017 - by Brendan Limbrey - in Uncategorized

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For many men experiencing incontinence symptoms, health professionals assisting with your care will often be interested in some specific details to determine the extent of your symptoms and also to track changes over time. These can be extremely useful to those experiencing incontinence symptoms, as changes don’t always occur rapidly and small changes over time

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