Pelvic Health for Men


The Male Pelvic Pain Program

  • Evaluation of connective tissue in the abdomen, back, pelvis and lower extremities.
  • Myofascial evaluation of the pelvic girdle muscles.
  • Examination to identify myofascial trigger points in the pelvic girdle and pelvic floor muscles.
  • Pelvic floor examination (done by gently inserting a gloved, lubricated, finger into the anus) to assess muscle tone, motor control, strength, nerve and coccyx tenderness.
  • Evaluation of muscle strength.

Following the examination, a physical therapist will discuss a treatment plan.

Erectile Dysfunction

Studies show that Erectile Dysfunction affects up to 60% of men by the age of 50. ED can be caused by numerous factors such as weight, cardiovascular health, medication side effects, and musculoskeletal dysfunction. The physical therapists at PHRC are trained to identify musculoskeletal issues that can cause ED and develop and individualized treatment plan. Research shows that an individualized pelvic floor muscle training program can improve erectile function in 75% of men.

Post-Prostectomy Rehabilitation

Studies show that 80% of men experience urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction following a radical prostatectomy. The good news is that research also shows that pelvic floor physical therapy can reduce the incidence of these disorders if done prior to surgery. Several studies have shown that post-surgical pelvic floor PT can reduce or eliminate incontinence and restore erectile function. As a result, physical therapy should be considered part of the surgical process. The physical therapists at PHRC are trained to identify musculoskeletal issues that can cause ED and develop and individualized treatment plan.


Eligibility

Pelvic Pain Rehabilitation Program may be of benefit if you have any of the following symptoms:

  • Penile/Scrotal/Perineal or Anal Pain
  • Post-ejaculatory Pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Tailbone Pain/Coccydynia
  • Pelvic Pain that Interferes with Sitting and Exercise
  • Urinary Urgency, Frequency and Hesitancy
  • Decreased Force of Urinary Stream
  • Constipation
  • Groin Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

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