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:
Swelling of the small walnut-shaped gland (prostate) that produces seminal fluid
Difficulty developing or maintaining an erection and/or pain or difficulty with ejaculation and post ejaculation.
Discomfort that occurs in the lowest part of the torso, the area below the abdomen and between the hip bones.
Umbrella term to describe issues with regulating urination. These include stress incontinence, urge incontinence, and functional incontinence
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
difficult, infrequent, or perceived incomplete evacuation of bowel movements
Sudden need to have a bowel movement with difficulty holding in stool before getting to a bathroom to void
When attempting a bowel movement, the rectal pelvic floor muscles contract instead of lengthen appropriately
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
Leaking of urine during activities such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, or exercising
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
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
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
pain on/ near the tailbone
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
Botox injections to pelvic floor muscles
Trigger point injections to pelvic floor muscles