Pelvic floor physical therapy is an effective form of treatment for variety of common diagnoses men can encounter at all ages. The pelvic floor is a key component of our “core” muscle team, and is involved in continence control, sexual function, and supporting our pelvic organs, backs, and hips. Symptoms can develop following surgery or other physical trauma, but can also progress gradually over time. Common diagnoses for which a man might seek pelvic floor physical therapy include: 

  • Urinary Incontinence 

  • Constipation 

  • Tailbone or Rectal Pain

  • Bladder Pain and/or Urgency 

  • Difficulty with urination

  • Penile or other pelvic pain 

  • In preparation for AND following prostate cancer interventions 

  • Back and Hip Pain 

 

What to expect: Treatment of the pelvic floor is similar to the approach of traditional physical therapy in many ways. We will assess the strength and flexibility of the muscles around your hips, pelvis and back, discuss posture, and investigate body mechanics during your day to day activities. Pelvic floor physical therapists also have specific training to assess the function of pelvic floor muscles, and provide specific education on bladder, bladder and sexual health.  Based on your assessment and related symptoms, your therapist will help you determine the best stretches and/or strengthening exercises for you to practice at home. 

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