Male Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
Men often experience pelvic discomfort, groin pain, urinary problems, or pain in the lower extremities. These conditions, which affect men of all ages, are treated by a physical therapist who specializes in male pelvic health.
We treat most male pelvic health problems including:
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Sexual dysfunction
- Urinary incontinence
- Post-surgical pain
- Post-surgical dysfunction
- Groin pain
- Post prostate cancer rehabilitation
Can physical therapy help me?
10% of all men suffer from pelvic floor pain and/or discomfort. Research shows that physical therapy may reduce or eliminate your symptoms.
Commonly used treatment techniques
Improving body mechanics
The way you stand, sit, move, and walk affects your pelvic floor. The physical therapist will assess your hips, low back, abdominals, and pelvic region. You will work on range of motion, alignment, and strength to improve pelvic floor function. He/she will help you identify which body positions aggravate your symptoms and how to avoid them.
We use a variety of hands-on techniques to improve pelvic alignment, maximize spinal function, reduce pelvic pain, and alleviate muscle tension in the pelvic floor.
This training technique helps patients focus on strengthening or relaxing specific pelvic muscles. Isolating and controlling the correct pelvic floor muscles is an essential part of maintaining good pelvic health.
What to expect
You will see a physical therapist who specializes in male pelvic health treatment. He/she will ask for a full medical history, including your current symptoms and what treatments you have already tried. Next, the therapist will perform a thorough examination of your posture, spine, skin, and pelvic area.
After the assessment, your physical therapist will explain what the exam showed, describe a plan of treatment, and schedule your next appointment.
Contact your health provider for a referral to men’s health physical therapy. To schedule an appointment with a male pelvic floor specialist, please call 612-873-4377.