Movember... Osteopathy & Men's Health

November 3, 2022

Men’s Health

November is the month of “funky moustaches” and Movember is all about “changing the face” of men’s health. The goal is to raise money for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health research and awareness. On average, men have a shorter life expectancy.  Movember’s mission is to pave the way for men to take action so they can live a longer, healthier life.

Pelvic Floor

Did you know that men also have a pelvic floor? In the realm of Osteopathic Manual Therapy we can help address pelvic floor dysfunction in both women and men.

Pelvic floor dysfunction covers a range of urinary issues including increased frequency, urgency, or control issues. Bowel movement irregularity or pain can also be a sign of pelvic floor dysfunction.

Osteopaths can address these issues through the tailbone, sacrum, pelvis, and lumbar spine and surrounding soft tissues and fascia. Non invasive therapeutic techniques are used to help optimize the musculoskeletal, lower digestive and urinary systems.

Work related and repetitive strain injuries

Jobs can be tough on the body and repetitive motion or accidents can cause irritation in muscle and tendons which leads to inflammation. Osteopathy helps realign posture and balances muscles so that you can perform at your best. Targeted exercises help strengthen and alleviate aches and pains. I’m passionate about guiding people to move and groove to the best of their ability!

Mental Health

While osteopathy isn’t specifically qualified to help mental health, we are available to help guide you to resources and other professions for support. At the end of the day, you don’t need to be a professional to lend an ear or be there for a friend in need. This may be one of the best ways that Movember helps us by opening up quality communication, friend-to-friend or with someone in your community.

I encourage you to check out this link for more information

You can also check out my Mo Space to see my moustache progression as well as make a donation to the cause

Be well and stay strong,

Alex Mader, Osteopathic Manual Practitioner