We spend a lot of time talking about the benefits of physiotherapy for women’s health. For instance, we recently addressed lesser known ways that physio can be applied to treat health issues that affect women at a disproportionately greater rate than that of their male counterparts. However, physiotherapy can also be employed to address gender-centric health concerns for men beyond sports and workplace injuries along with the other usual suspects. Let’s review.
Three Other Important Ways Men Can Benefit from Physiotherapy that You Didn’t Know About
Treatment for Erectile Dysfunction & Premature Ejaculation
This is the one that most men don’t like to talk about, but sweeping it under the rug (or bed) doesn’t do anyone any favors. Given that this is another health condition that the pharmaceutical industry purports to solve with a pill we need to chime in to let sufferers know that there is a natural alternative that you probably haven’t considered. In our article about the unexpected applications of chiropractic treatment, we informed readers about how the the spinal cord is connected to almost every other organ in our body and how the intricate muscles and nerves that surround the spinal cord are deeply connected to male sexual organs. Even a small injury, spasm, tear, or malfunction can result in erectile dysfunction and/or premature ejaculation. By having a chiropractor address injuries and functional issues regarding the spinal cord, you may find a “hands on” solution that eradicates these highly concerning forms of sexual dysfunction. Consult with a chiropractor before you reach for that bottle of little blue pills.
Health Canada reports that while the burden of stroke is shared by both genders, the occurrence and rate of first stroke are consistently higher among men than women over time. In addition, men aged 60 years and older have consistently higher occurrence of stroke than women of the same age, but mortality rates are higher among men than women in all age groups. There are numerous lifestyle changes to be made that can help mitigate the risk of a stroke, including adoption of a better diet and avoidance of alcohol, cigarettes, and other bad habits. However, very few people know that regular physiotherapy can serve in stroke prevention. It can be applied to lower blood pressure, lose weight, promote exercise, treat atrial fibrillation, and more. View the applications of physiotherapy in stoke prevention here.
Treatment for Sciatica
You obviously know that physiotherapy can be used to treat back pain and dysfunction, but one of the most misunderstood forms of back pain (with referred pain in the buttock and various parts of the leg and foot) is caused by a problem with the sciatic nerve. The condition is known as sciatica, and men bear the weight of this burden in the sense that they are reported to have more hospitalizations and surgery because of it, than women. Spine Universe also reports that men experience sciatica up to three-times more than their female counterparts, with the bulk of patients landing in the middle-aged category. Given the nature of this threat to your physical health and wellness, it’s clear that physiotherapy treatments can be applied to directly repair issues in the sciatic nerve. View more on what causes sciatica, complete with detailed information on how physiotherapy services are used to treat it, right here.
Absolute PhyisoCare may be very well known as one of Greater Vancouver’s premiere women’s health clinics, but we also serve men’s health too. Whether you’re suffering from and/or concerned about any of the above we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. Call us at your earliest convenient at 604.558.2273 or complete the form found here.