Men’s Pelvic Health
Men experience many of the same pelvic health issues as women. Pelvic floor pain, dysfunction, and incontinence all affect men and women alike. Pelvic floor therapy can be extremely effective in treating these conditions without the use of surgery or medication.
Common men’s pelvic health issues
- Non-bacterial prostatitis
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Pelvic pain
Chronic nonbacterial prostatitis causes long-term pain and urinary symptoms. It involves the prostate gland or other parts of a man’s lower urinary tract or genital area. Symptoms include blood in the urine or semen, pain with bowel movements, pain in the genital area and lower back, and problems urinating.
Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine or feces. Although it’s prevalence increases with age, incontinence is not an inevitable part of aging. Prostate surgery often contributes to incontinence in men, and pelvic floor physical therapy can greatly improve or resolve the condition.
Pelvic pain sydromes include pain throughout the pelvis and other muscles in the hips, lower extremities, and low back. Living with this type of pain can greatly effect the patient’s quality of life and lead to difficulty with bowel, bladder, and sexual function.
How physical therapy can help treat men’s pelvic health conditions
Because the majority of male pelvic floor pain and dysfunction comes from the musculoskeletal system, physical therapists can play a pivotal role in helping patients return to normal function and activity. I use a combination of muscle-strength testing, biofeedback evaluation, and postural and functional education to help you manage symptoms and live more confidently.
Questions about Pelvic Floor physical therapy for men? I’m here to help. Call (503) 885-1480 today to speak me about your concerns and physical therapy needs.