Dr Jo Milios is a Men’s Health Physiotherapist whose special interests include Prostate Cancer Rehabilitation, Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS), Peyronie’s disease (PD) and community exercise and yoga programs for men. Graduating with a Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy) from Curtin University in 1993, the big gap in Men’s Health services proved pivotal in her decision to further develop her skills in the field. Jo is has recently completed PhD studies at the University of Western Australia, investigating quality of life outcomes following surgery for prostate cancer. In particular, non-invasive tests of pelvic floor muscle (PFM) function were developed and utilised in a large randomised control trial (RCT) aimed at improving continence and erectile function following radical prostatectomy. New ‘high intensity’ PFM training protocols for a faster return to recovery and quality of life were explored and compared to usual care. An unexpected case of Peyronie’s disease (curvature of the penis) in one patient lead to a second RCT evolving, utilising therapeutic ultrasound to treat scar tissue in the 1 in 6 men who develop PD following treatment.
Complimenting this, and in recognition of the big gaps seen in Men’s Health, Jo set up ‘PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer Inc.’, in 2012, a not-for profit organisation, with the aim of providing an exercise and peer support program for ANY man with Prostate Cancer no matter his age, stage or prognosis.
Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
Urinary & Bowel Dysfunction
PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer inc
Gym & Yoga sessions for men
Over 50’s Gym Circuit Class
Yoga and Pilates
Pre & Post Prostatectomy Rehabilitation
Recent publications include write-ups in the Australian Physiotherapy ‘In Motion’ magazine, two paper publications in the Australian New Zealand Continence Journal and soon to be published papers in Urology journals. Jo also teaches Men's Health Physiotherapy workshops throughout Australia and internationally and is a casual academic at Charles Sturt University, Australia and casually lectures for Curtin University's Post-graduate Sexology Masters course in Western Australia. She has recently been invited to present her research at the APA 2019’s Transform Conference in Adelaide and in February 2020, at the invitation of the American PTA Women’s Health section, will present at the CSM in Denver Colarado. Jo’s main aims have always been to focus on the everyday man on the street, so sharing her PhD findings to help progress the education of men’s health in the community is her ultimate goal.