Professor Craig Allingham comes from a background of high performance sports medicine and science. He has worked as a team physiotherapist for four Australian Olympic Teams, many world championship events and national titles. He has worked with baseball, rowing, wrestling, cycling, athletics, basketball and may other sports as well. He has also worked as a high performance coordinator for a national sporting organisation for 10 years.
None of which helped him help his Dad after a diagnosis of prostate cancer.
Frustrated, Craig used his expertise in muscle rehabilitation, skill acquisition and high performance training and applied it to the male pelvic floor. Not to cure the prostate cancer, but to help overcome the side-effects of treatment – incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
Over many years and hundreds of patients Craig has come up with the Men’s Action Plan for Prostate Recovery to help men help themselves. Based on medical and performance science his program can improve the continence for any man and may also help with erectile function. The program includes highly specific exercises for the male pelvic floor integrated into a high performance training routine. He also shares tips on the use of erectile assistance drugs and devices, anti-cancer nutrition and lifestyle information and for those men who want to be challenged – Level Five contains some challenging training activities to test your bladder control under extreme load.
Craig has a degree in Physiotherapy and post graduate qualifications in Sports Science and Men’s Health. He has also completed an Executive MBA.
He is currently researching a second book for men with prostate cancer, specifically for those who choose an Active Surveillance approach to management. This should be published in early 2019.