Men’s Pelvic Health

As part of a medical team, physical therapists specialized in pelvic health can assist in improving and potentially eliminating the following conditions:

Prostatitis

Swelling of the small walnut-shaped gland (prostate) that produces seminal fluid

Erectile Dysfunction

Difficulty developing or maintaining an erection and/or pain or difficulty with ejaculation and post ejaculation.

Pelvic Pain

Discomfort that occurs in the lowest part of the torso, the area below the abdomen and between the hip bones.

Urinary incontinence

Umbrella term to describe issues with regulating urination. These include stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and functional incontinence

Rectocele

When the end of the large intestine (rectum) pushes through the back wall of the vagina. Symptoms include a soft bulge of tissue in the vagina that may or may not protrude through the vaginal opening. It may also cause difficulty with having a bowel movement

Chronic Constipation

difficult, infrequent, or perceived incomplete evacuation of bowel movements

Fecal Urgency

Sudden need to have a bowel movement with difficulty holding in stool before getting to a bathroom to void

Dyssynergic defecation 

When attempting a bowel movement, the rectal pelvic floor muscles contract instead of lengthen appropriately

Interstitial Cystitis

a condition that causes discomfort or pain in the bladder and a need to urinate frequently and urgently

Hip Labral Tear

Tear in the ring of cartilage along your hip joint rim known as the labrum

Men's Pelvic Health

Stress Incontinence

Leaking of urine during activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising

Urge incontinence

Having an abnormal increased urge to urinate that can cause increased urinary frequency. Sometimes leakage of urine will occur before you make it to the bathroom

Pudendal Neuralgia

Pain in the genital or anal- rectal region that causes pain along the distribution of the pudendal nerve. Can cause a high amount of discomfort with sitting

Fecal Incontinence

Loss of stools beyond one’s control

Levator Ani Syndrome

Episodic rectal pain caused by spasm of the levator ani muscle

Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that affect your connective tissues primarily your skin, joints and blood vessel walls

Coccydynia

pain on/ near the tailbone

Hip Dysplasia

Congenital abnormal hip anatomical variations that result in reduced containment of the femoral head within the socket.

SI Joint Dysfunction

Pain within the area of the sacrum and sacroiliac joints at the base of the spine.

Physical therapy as part of the medical team can assist with healing and regaining function post the following pelvic surgeries or procedures:

Green Light Procedure for enlarged prostate

Radical Prostatectomy

Hemorrhoidectomy

Botox injections to pelvic floor muscles

Hernia Repair

Rectocele repair

Trigger point injections to pelvic floor muscles

Bowel resection