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November is well-known for Movember. This is a time that men show their support for those that suffer prostate cancer, and fund raise by growing a moustache.

Prostate is the second most common cancer that is found in men and to raise awareness and encourage men to look after their health November has fondly also known as Movember.

Prostate cancer treatments can sometimes come with some embarrassing side-effects, Movember is a great chance to raise awareness and encourage men to seek help and assistance.

Common side effects of prostate cancer treatments could be incontinence and erectile dysfunction.

How can physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapy can help improve a patient’s quality of life. Prostate cancer treatment side effects can be minimised with the right rehabilitation. Your physiotherapist will talk to you about the different things that can irritate your weak pelvic floor muscles and worsen the problems. Some minor changes in your life and diet can make some major differences to your lifestyle.

Our physiotherapist Nadine is our pelvic floor expert and will show you the right exercises to retrain and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, which will reduce leakage and help you get back to your normal activities. We find that that many use this as a start to returning to a healthy lifestyle and getting the recommended daily exercise.

Physiotherapists are leading the way

Physiotherapist are leading the way this Movemeber with the 30 moves in 30 days campaign. Since a healthy lifestyle helps reduce your chances of chronic illness, we believe that prevention is better than cure.

Your physiotherapist at UC Physio on the Gold Coast will give you hints and tips on how you can incorporate physical activity back in your lifestyle.

30 moves in 30 days aims to encourage men to address their health in a more serious way and live a longer and happier life. If growing a moustache isn’t for you, why not take the 30 moves in 30 days challenge.

Below are some ideas for taking the challenge.

  • Take the stairs instead of the elevator where possible
  • Get off the bus or train a stop early and walk to your destination
  • When watching the kids sport, try and be a bit more mobile, do some laps of the park.
  • Take the kids to the park, showing your children a healthy lifestyle is going to benefit the whole family
  • Can you walk or cycle to work? If so, get on your bike.
  • Incorporate exercise into your social life by inviting friends along for a walk.

Physiotherapy and men’s health  

There are so many ways to live a longer and healthier life. Talk to your physiotherapist about how we can help improve your lifestyle and alleviate the issues caused by the side effects of cancer treatment. Call UC Physio on the Gold Coast on 07 5561 8111 and become a healthier and happier you!

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