Some men leak urine (urinary incontinence) when they cough or exercise (stress urinary incontinence) or when they have a sudden,compelling urge to pass urine (urgency urinary incontinence). Men may also need to pass urine more often than usual (frequency) or get up
more than once at night to pass urine (nocturia). In men this may be due to an enlarged prostate gland or develop incontinence after surgery due to removal of the prostate. Men can contract their pelvic floor muscles to reduce or stop these symptoms. Biofeedback will be helpful in those men who do not have sufficient awareness how to contract the pelvic floor muscles. Electrical stimulation with non-implanted devices involves stimulation of these muscles with a painless electric current using surface electrodes on the skin or a probe placed into the anus. The aim is to make the pelvic floor muscles contract so that they become stronger and so better able to prevent leakage, or to make the muscle at the base of the bladder (the sphincter) contract more strongly to stop urine escaping. Electrical stimulation might also lessen the contractions of the bladder muscle to ease the sense of urgency and allow the bladder to hold more urine. The aim of this webinar is to provide knowledge and insight information about male urinary incontinence related to physiotherapy.