Dr. Jo Milios
Dr Jo Milios is a Titled Clinical Researcher and Men’s Health Physiotherapist (MACP) who has a special interest in Prostate Cancer (PCa) and recently completed PhD studies at theUniversity of Western Australia (UWA). In her thesis, ‘Therapeutic interventions for patients with prostate cancer: A focus on urinary incontinence , erectile dysfunction and Peyronie’s disease’, quality of life impacts were investigated. Two randomised controlled trials were conducted, aimed at reducing the impact of urinary incontinence (UI) and erectile dysfunction (ED). The first investigated pelvic floor muscle (PFM) training in men, and the second therapeutic ultrasound to treat Peyronie’s disease following treatment for PCa.
Jo has presented her research findings at many international conferences including the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) 2015-19, Asia-Pacific Prostate Cancer Conferences (APCC) 2014-18, Australian (APA) & American Physiotherapy Association’s (APTA) 2019, 2020 (APTA) and locally at Men’s Sheds , PCFA support groups, Woodside Petroleum and ANZUS. Recent publications include ANZ Continence Journal (2018, 2019) , BMC Urology (2019), Rehabilitation Therapy (2020) and Sexual Medicine (2020). Currently, Jo is investigating impacts from radiation therapy with colleagues at UWA where the role of pelvic floor muscle training is a new research focus.
A love of teaching has enabled Jo to lecture at Charles Sturt and Curtin Universities in Australia and internationally since 2015. During COVID19, the opportunity to provide online courses internationally, for Medbridge, USA and most recently with A/Prof Craig Allingham, “Managing the Martians’ have been career highlights.
Finally in 2012 established, ‘PROST! Exercise 4 Prostate Cancer Inc.’a not-for profit organisation, which provides an exercise and peer support program for ANY man diagnosed with PCa. In June 2020 Jo won the ‘’Western Australia of 2020” for her work in Men’s Health from the Australian Men’s Health Forum and now delivers a weekly Men’s Health podcast, called ‘The Penis Project’. See www.thepenisproject.org for more info. PROST!
Physio+10 interview with Dr Jo Milios