Male Pelvic Floor
Restore Your Confidence
Male Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy is a branch of therapy that covers a wide range of medical conditions that affect men throughout life. It includes pelvic pain, pudendal nerve dysfunction, urinary and bowel incontinence, and constipation. Advanced Physical Therapy’s Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy program provides comfortable and private, one-on-one treatment with a highly-trained specialist. Whether preventative or restorative, our treatment plans are always developed to produce the best possible results for you.
Common conditions include: nonbacterial chronic prostasis, interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome, coccyx, groin, or sacroiliac pain, testicular, or perineal pain. Thankfully there are solutions to these problems. Our advanced treatment plans include a combination of therapies aimed at decreasing your pain and increasing function. You will work closely with your therapist to set goals and achieve them, getting you back to feeling comfortable and confident.
Many men experience bladder leakage, whether after prostate surgery, during exercise, or just day-to-day activities. Bladder leakage is a very common disorder, but it is not normal for your body. Using a variety of conservative techniques including bladder retraining, pelvic floor strengthening/relaxation, core exercise, manual techniques, and patient education, our Pelvic Floor specialist will help you restore your body’s natural function.
Bowel incontinence is a condition that can drastically affect one’s quality of life. Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy has been used successfully to treat bowel incontinence and chronic flatulence, significantly improving bowel function. Other conservative treatments used in addition to pelvic floor rehab include dietary modifications and behavioral bowel retraining.
Constipation is a highly prevalent issue for men and women. Approximately 16% of adult Americans suffer from chronic constipation. Constipation can include difficulty emptying your bowels or infrequent bowel movements. Research has shown that 50% of people with constipation also have another pelvic floor dysfunction. The good news is, you don’t have to keep living with it. Consulting with a pelvic floor therapist is the first step to improving your bowel health and function.
Pudendal Nerve Dysfunction includes pudendal neuralgia, pudendal nerve irritation, and pudendal nerve entrapment. Symptoms can include:
- Pelvic pain with sitting, but improvement with standing or sitting on a toilet seat.
- Discomfort with tight clothing.
- Bladder and/or bowel symptoms (hesitancy, frequency, urgency, retention, constipation, pain
- Genital pain
- Anal pain
After a prostatectomy, the pelvic floor muscles have to work overtime to make up for the loss of support. Receiving Pelvic Floor Muscle Therapy before and after surgery can help train the pelvic floor muscles to reduce incontinence. It is suggested that you come in for at least one pre-operative appointment before surgery to learn exercises and discuss activity restrictions for after surgery.
Once you’ve been cleared by your surgeon, approximately 6 weeks post-surgery, you can begin post-operative pelvic muscle treatment. This will include continued pelvic muscle strengthening, reduction of pelvic wall scar adhesion, and education on proper body mechanics and bladder habits.