Men's Pelvic Health Therapists in Singapore

Expertise through experience

We’re here to help you tackle common men’s pelvic health issues, such as urinary incontinence & erectile dysfunction, to increase your quality of life.

City Osteopathy and Physiotherapy - Physiotherapy

Your Pelvic Health Is More Important Than You Think!

Pelvic health is critical to the physical, mental, social, and sexual well-being of anyone who has a pelvis. How well do you know your pelvic organs and the roles they play?

Our Therapists Can Help With​

  • Urinary control / Male incontinence
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Chronic Constipation 
  • Nocturia 
    • Frequent urination at night
  • Pelvic Pain
    • Including feelings of pain or pressure in the pelvic region, Chronic Prostatitis, Testicular, and Penile Pain syndromes
  • Post-Prostatectomy
    • Including leaking
 

Our Therapists Can Help With

  • Urinary control / Male incontinence
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Chronic Constipation 
  • Nocturia 
    • Frequent urination at night
  • Pelvic Pain
    • Including feelings of pain or pressure in the pelvic region, Chronic Prostatitis, Testicular, and Penile Pain syndromes
  • Post-Prostatectomy
    • Including leaking
 

How Men's Health Therapy Help
Those With Prostate Cancer?

The Singapore Cancer Society listed prostate cancer as the 2nd most common cancer among men locally.

Radical prostatectomy is a common surgery performed to treat prostate cancer when the disease is still confined within the prostate. During the surgery, surgeons carefully remove the prostate and some surrounding tissue while avoiding the intricate network of nerves surrounding the prostate. However, it is unavoidable that some nerves will be stretched or affected during the process resulting in reduced bladder control and erectile dysfunction after the surgery.

As many as 6 out of 10 men who have undergone a radical prostatectomy experience urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. Urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction can reduce quality of life and affect relationships.

Pre-prostatectomy

A pelvic health physiotherapist can teach you the correct way of performing pelvic floor muscle exercise (kegel exercises) and maintain penile health to reduce time required to regain bladder control and erectile function after surgery.

The sessions will consist of:

  • Checking the pelvic floor muscle function prior to surgery & strengthening muscle accordingly
  • Checking the bladder function – address poor hydration or toileting habits
  • General conditioning in preparation for surgery
  • Education on how to pace physical activities after surgery to avoid pelvic floor fatigue which worsens urinary incontinence
  • Checking for erectile function & educate on how to maintain health of penile tissue

 

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Pre-prostatectomy

A pelvic health physiotherapist can teach you the correct way of performing pelvic floor muscle exercise (kegel exercises) and maintain penile health to reduce time required to regain bladder control and erectile function after surgery.

The sessions will consist of:

  • Checking the pelvic floor muscle function prior to surgery & strengthening muscle accordingly
  • Checking the bladder function – address poor hydration or toileting habits
  • General conditioning in preparation for surgery
  • Education on how to pace physical activities after surgery to avoid pelvic floor fatigue which worsens urinary incontinence
  • Checking for erectile function & educate on how to maintain health of penile tissue

 

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Post-prostatectomy

The pelvic health physiotherapist will communicate with and involve your Urologist for medical therapy to enhance the recovery of your erectile function if necessary. A sex therapist may also be involved with your consent to work on maintaining physical intimacy with your partner if needed.

The sessions will consist of:

  • Checking the pelvic floor muscle function, reduce difficulty of exercise in the initial months as the body is recovering, before increasing difficulty to improve urinary control
  • Checking the bladder function – address & prevent bladder overactivity
  • Activity pacing according to level of recovery
  • Checking on erectile function – introduce penile pump if necessary
  • General conditioning to return to desired sport / activity
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Post-prostatectomy

The pelvic health physiotherapist will communicate with and involve your Urologist for medical therapy to enhance the recovery of your erectile function if necessary. A sex therapist may also in involved with your consent to work on maintaining physical intimacy with your partner if needed.

The sessions will consist of:

  • Checking the pelvic floor muscle function, reduce difficulty of exercise in the initial months as the body is recovering, before increasing difficulty to improve urinary control
  • Checking the bladder function – address & prevent bladder overactivity
  • Activity pacing according to level of recovery
  • Checking on erectile function – introduce penile pump if necessary
  • General conditioning to return to desired sport / activity

 

What To Expect At A Session?

We Listen Carefully

We may ask questions that seem odd or embarrassing, but trust us – it’s relevant, we’ve heard it all, and it stays between you and the therapist.

We Explain Simply

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible, so along the way we’ll explain what we are doing and why. This is also a good time to ask any questions you have.

We Listen Carefully

We may ask questions that seem odd or embarrassing, but trust us – it’s relevant, we’ve heard it all, and it stays between you and the therapist.

We Explain Simply

We want you to feel as comfortable as possible, so along the way we’ll explain what we are doing and why. This is also a good time to ask any questions you have.

We Assess Comfortably

We work at your pace, and within your comfort zones. If you don’t want to do an internal exam, we can discuss alternative options. You may be asked to move around to determine how your back, hips, or core may be correlated to pelvic floor dysfunction.

We Plan Effectively

After your exam, your therapist will explain what’s happening, what you can do to reach your goals, how long it may take, what to expect next time, and exercises you can do at home to help you manage symptoms.

Book a session with our Men's Health Physiotherapist

Wan Hui specialises in managing pelvic floor dysfunctions in both women and men.

Prior to joining City Osteopathy and Physiotherapy, Wan Hui was a Senior Physiotherapist at Singapore General Hospital (SGH). She specialised in treating patients with pelvic health conditions, and has over a decade of public hospital experience under her belt.

Wan Hui completed her postgraduate certification in pelvic floor physiotherapy from the University of Melbourne in 2015 and obtained her Masters in Continence and Pelvic Health from Curtin University in 2019.

Wan Hui Yip | Physiotherapist at City Osteopathy and Physiotherapy

Wan Hui Yip

Physiotherapist

FAQs

A pelvic health physiotherapist can teach you the correct way of performing pelvic floor muscle exercise (kegel exercises) and maintain penile health to reduce time required to regain bladder control and erectile function after surgery.

Pelvic health physiotherapists will communicate with and involve your Urologist for medical therapy to enhance the recovery of your erectile function if necessary. A sex therapist may also in involved with your consent to work on maintaining physical intimacy with your partner if needed.

These sessions are not only for those with prostate cancer or diagnosed pelvic issues. Men who experience erectile dysfunction, pelvic, penile or testicular pain, and urinary incontinence can benefit from these sessions.