Pelvic Pain

No Referral Needed

Accredited and Experienced Physiotherapists

Personalised Treatment

Pelvic pain can include discomfort in the vicinity of the bladder, penis, testicles, perineum, anus or around your sacrum or coccyx. It can also include tingling, numbness or burning sensations in these areas.

You may also experience symptoms relating to:

  • Bowel issues: including rectal or anal pain, a sense of incomplete emptying, pain with opening bowels, or inability to pass wind.
  • Bladder issues: bladder pain, the need to go to the toilet frequently, reduced urine flow, or incomplete emptying

The causes of these symptoms can be complex and varied. A thorough assessment is necessary before any treatment can be carried out.

Common causes of pelvic pain can include irritation of the pudendal nerve or even abdominal nerves, referred pain from lower back conditions, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, hernias (which can compress certain nerves) and visceral pain (this is referred pain from one of your internal organs eg kidneys). It is also common to experience pelvic or back pain following vasectomy or other abdominal or pelvic surgery

Physiotherapy can be used to successfully treat or manage many of these conditions. Techniques may include manual therapy, pelvic floor or abdominal muscle strengthening, individualised exercise prescription and postural advice or training.

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is taught using real-time ultrasound by our physiotherapists. This is so we can ensure you are using the right muscles and allows men to visualise the correct contraction of the pelvic floor for effective rehabilitation. High quality contractions are more likely to produce better outcomes and each program will be tailored to an individuals circumstances to assist them with getting back to normal life sooner.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a referral?
No referral is necessary to consult with our men’s health physiotherapists although bring one along to the appointment if you have been given one.
How long are your appointments?
For an initial consultation, please allow 40-50 minutes. For any subsequent appointment, please allow 25-30 minutes.
Can I claim a rebate from my private health fund?
You will be able to claim a rebate if you have private health insurance covering physiotherapy. For details regarding rebate amounts you should contact your private health fund.
I have been provided with an Enhanced Primary Health Plan from my doctor. Can this be used to see a men’s health physiotherapist?
Yes. You will need to forward your receipt to Medicare following your appointment for any rebate. Enhanced Primary Care is not bulk-billed.
Are the physiotherapists male?
Yes, our men’s health physiotherapists are male.