The pelvic floor acts as a basket of muscles extending from the tailbone to the pubic bone. This basket supports the abdominal contents and provides stability for movement. The pelvic floor needs to contract and relax appropriately for normal bowel, bladder and sexual function. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is not a topic that men often talk about. It can affect your quality of life through bowel, bladder, testicular and erectile dysfunction. You may have been learning to live with your discomfort, adapted to the inconvenience, and have been left feeling hopeless or stuck with your symptoms. We want to improve the quality of your life.  Men’s health is important to us. Often the function of the male pelvic floor can be an indicator of heart health. On average, 38.8 months elapse between the onset of an untreated pelvic floor dysfunction in men and the onset of a cardiovascular event.

Common Symptoms Include:

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  • Urinary Leakage with coughing, sneezing or lifting heavy items

  • Dribbling urine after urination

  • Constipation and/or smearing (less than 1 bowel movement per day)

  • Pelvic or Coccyx pain

  • Testicular, groin or penile pain

  • Low back pain or hip pain

  • Post-prostatectomy pain, incontinence and/or erectile dysfunction

  • Diagnosis of Peyronie’s disease

Why You Need a Specialist

Our Pelvic Floor Specialists are Physical Therapists who have undergone advanced training to learn how to effectively evaluate, treat and help you manage your pelvic floor dysfunction. A thorough evaluation will assess not only the pelvic floor, but your posture, hip and core strength, as well as assess any behavioral components that may be affecting your condition. By utilizing many of the following techniques, our physical therapist can help you find the source of your pain and dysfunction, and allowing you to return to the things you enjoy most.

While the key to success is early intervention, chronic conditions can also improve under a specialist plan of care as well. The following are some of the ways a Physical Therapist can help to retrain your pelvic floor and improve your quality of life:

  • Postural assessment and treatment

  • Core stabilization and pelvic floor strengthening

  • Behavioral Change using personalized strategies for success

  • Biofeedback for muscle activation or relaxation

  • Manual techniques to decrease or increase muscle tone

Pelvic pain and the dysfunction that comes with it can be very debilitating. Don’t wait for things to get worse in hopes that they get better. 
We are experts in pelvic floor rehabilitation.  We can help.