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Andrology Physiotherapy: Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

Many men silently grapple with pelvic health issues, such as urinary incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction and erectile dysfunction. Our goal is to help you improve your quality of life and regain control over your health and wellness.

Andrology Physiotherapy: Erectile Dysfunction Specialist

What is erectile dysfunction?​

Erectile dysfunction is the consistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for sexual intercourse. It can result from physical conditions such as cardiovascular disease or psychological factors like stress, anxiety, depression, or relationship problems, ultimately impacting a man’s sexual performance and well-being.

How does andrology physiotherapy help with erectile dysfunction?​

Physiotherapy interventions can address various conditions and concerns related to male reproductive health and sexual function. Here are some ways in which physiotherapy can address:

Pelvic floor exercises is a physiotherapy technique that can help strengthen and rehabilitate the pelvic floor muscles. This is beneficial for conditions like erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, and pelvic pain syndromes.

Physiotherapy approaches, including pelvic floor exercises, shockwave therapy, and manual therapy techniques, can help improve blood flow to the penis, enhance erectile function, and address underlying issues contributing to ED.

Physiotherapy techniques, such as pelvic floor muscle training, behavioral strategies, and relaxation techniques, can help manage and improve control over ejaculation, reducing the occurrence of premature ejaculation.

Physiotherapy interventions may play a supportive role in addressing factors contributing to male infertility, such as sperm quality, motility, and count. Pelvic floor exercises, lifestyle modifications, and stress management techniques may all contribute to optimizing reproductive health.

Physiotherapy can aid in the rehabilitation process following urological surgeries, such as prostatectomy or penile implant surgery. It may involve exercises to improve bladder control, regain erectile function, and address any complications or side effects of the procedure.

Physiotherapy approaches, including education, counseling, and behavioral interventions, can help address various forms of sexual dysfunction, including low libido, performance anxiety, and relationship issues.

Physiotherapy plays a versatile role in optimizing male reproductive health, addressing sexual function concerns, and improving quality of life for men experiencing urological and reproductive health issues. Working with a physiotherapist experienced in andrology can provide personalized care and tailored interventions to address specific needs and goals.

Erectile Dysfunction

What causes erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can have various underlying causes, which may be physical, psychological, or a combination of both. Some common causes include:

Medical conditions

Conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, and hormonal imbalances can interfere with blood flow to the penis or affect nerve function, leading to erectile dysfunction.


Certain medications, particularly those used to treat high blood pressure, depression, anxiety, and prostate conditions, can contribute to erectile dysfunction as a side effect.

Lifestyle factors

Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, drug use, lack of exercise, and poor diet can all contribute to erectile dysfunction by affecting blood flow and overall cardiovascular health.

Psychological factors

Stress, anxiety, depression, relationship problems, and performance anxiety can all contribute to erectile dysfunction by affecting sexual arousal and performance.

Neurological disorders

Conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, and spinal cord injuries can interfere with nerve signals between the brain and the penis, leading to erectile dysfunction.

Pelvic trauma / surgery

Injuries to the pelvic area or surgical procedures such as prostate surgery or radiation therapy for prostate cancer can damage nerves and blood vessels involved in achieving an erection, leading to erectile dysfunction.

Shockwave Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction

Shockwave therapy is a promising treatment option for men with erectile dysfunction, particularly those who may not respond well to other treatments or wish to avoid medication or surgery. It is a non-invasive treatment option that utilizes low-intensity shockwaves to improve blood flow to the penis and promote tissue regeneration. Here’s how it works:

Stimulates blood vessel growth

Shockwave therapy delivers acoustic waves to the penile tissue, which stimulates the growth of new blood vessels (angiogenesis) and improves blood flow to the penis. Increased blood flow is essential for achieving and maintaining erections.

Enhances tissue repair

The shockwaves promote the release of growth factors and stimulate the body's natural healing response, leading to tissue regeneration and repair in the penile tissue. This can help improve the structure and function of erectile tissue, leading to better erectile function.

Stimulates nerve regeneration

Shockwave therapy may also help stimulate nerve regeneration in the penis, which can improve sensitivity and enhance sexual arousal.

Minimal side effects

Shockwave therapy for erectile dysfunction is generally well-tolerated and has minimal side effects. Some individuals may experience mild discomfort or bruising at the treatment site, but these effects are usually temporary and resolve quickly.


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Which areas of Andrology do we treat?

Urinary Incontinence

Living with urinary incontinence (UI) can be incredibly uncomfortable and frustrating. Whether it's dealing with inconvenient leaks during everyday activities or the constant worry of unexpected accidents, it can disrupt daily life and chip away at your confidence.

How can physiotherapy help with UI?

Our physiotherapists are here to help you improve bladder control through tailored treatments and targeted exercises. These exercises strengthen the muscles controlling urination, enhancing bladder control and reducing leakage. Additionally, physiotherapists may employ techniques like biofeedback or electrical stimulation to enhance muscle function.

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

If pelvic pain is disrupting your daily activities, such as prolonged sitting or discomfort during intercourse, know that you're not alone.

Physiotherapy exercises to strength your pelvic floor muscles

Our specialized therapy sessions are tailored to alleviate your struggles. We prioritize holistic care, strengthening pelvic health, refining core stability, and enhancing movement capacity for lasting relief and improved well-being.

Erectile Dysfunction

Revitalize your sexual wellness through targeted physiotherapy for the prostate and penis. Our expert therapists provide specialized treatments such as shockwave therapy, concentrating on rejuvenating these vital areas.

Physiotherapy for Erectile Dysfunction

By addressing specific concerns and restoring optimal function, our tailored approach enhances sexual performance and fosters a renewed sense of confidence.

- Pelvic floor exercises
- Shockwave therapy
- Lifestyle changes
- Education and counseling

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