RESEARCH & INDUSTRY
MALE PELVIC PAIN DEVICE:
Stage 1 (2016-ongoing)
This project is the development of a Male Pelvic Floor Device to provide self Myofacial release and trigger point therapy to assist in alleviating chronic pelvic floor pain in men.
This project is a multi-disciplinary collaboration between the fields of Industrial Design, Product Design Engineering and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.
The aim of this research is to develop a hand held device that male patients can take home and use internally to release Myofacial trigger points in the Pelvic Floor to enhance clinical treatment and help alleviate chronic pelvic floor pain. This stage of the research will develop a concept prototype with a view to clinical testing and commercialisation in future stages.
RMIT Researchers: Dr. Judith Glover
RMIT Research Assistants: Jaki Pokrovsky and Danusia Szafranski
Research Collaborators Industry Partners: Shan Morrison: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (Men’s and Women’s Physiotherapy) Hayley Irving: Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy (Monash Health) Peter Hvala: Product Design Engineer (X-product) and Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia