This Herman & Wallace digital download is intended to aid Pelvic Floor Therapists as they look to educate their male patients of the pelvic floor. Areas of discussion include the anatomy and proper identification of the pelvic floor, proper male Kegel techniques and the relationship of the pelvic floor muscles after prostatectomy. The download also includes written notes that can easily be tailored to each of your patients’ needs. This download is also a great marketing tool when working with Urologists who will refer their post-prostatectomy patients to you.
The download will consist of educational information describing the function of the pelvic floor muscles, how to correctly contract the pelvic floor muscles, i.e. male Kegel, exercise progression, strengthening protocol, and other factors to consider. Specific exercises that can be utilized in pelvic floor muscle strengthening will be described in detail.
This product contains the following as they relate to pelvic floor exercises:
- Importance of the pelvic floor.
- Description of the pelvic floor muscles.
- Function of the pelvic floor muscles.
- When should male Kegel exercises be considered and performed.
- Relationship to incontinence, core stability, prostatectomy surgery
- Performing a male Kegel correctly and what not to do
- Exercise progression.
- Endurance vs. fast twitch/quick reaction activities
- Exercise position (supine/side lying, sitting, standing)
- Advanced activities
- How do I know the exercises are working?
- How long does it take to strengthen the muscles?
- Other situations to consider during strengthening
- Repetitive or strenuous activities
- Fluid intake and the importance of drinking fluids even if you are experiencing incontinence.
- Specific exercises which can be utilized in a strength program.
- Marketing information for Urologists