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Male Pelvic Floor Physical and Occupational Therapy

Conditions we treat:

  • Pelvic pain
  • Hernia repair
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Symptoms of Prostatitis
  • Groin pain
  • Post Prostatectomy
  • Urinary/ Fecal Incontinence
  • Constipation

What does pelvic floor physical and occupational therapy look like?
We start by asking questions about your urinary symptoms, bowel symptoms and sexual functions to better determine items we assess during examination. A pelvic floor examination with assess your spine and hip mobility, hip and core stability and the quality of muscles that form your pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles can be palpated from outside your body over clothing or your provider may recommend an internal rectal assessment. This will always be by consent only and is ALWAYS the patient’s choice. Treatment will then be catered to each individual based on findings and may include stretching, stabilization exercises and manual therapy to improve mobility and decrease muscle tension.

What does pelvic floor physical and occupational therapy look like following Prostatectomy?
Your physician may recommend following up with a pelvic floor physical therapist after prostate removal to address urinary incontinence, pelvic pain and sexual function. Many individuals experience urinary leakage following removal due to the prostate’s close proximity to the urethra, bladder, and pelvic floor muscles. To address urinary incontinence your therapist will focus on pelvic floor muscle mobility and strength. Many individuals also experience erectile dysfunction following surgery due to scar tissue restricting blood flow or one or more nerves being removed during surgery. Your physical therapist may perform soft tissue work on your pelvic floor muscles and abdomen to decrease scar tissue, increase blood flow and educate on exercises and other tools for you to reach your goals following prostatectomy.

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How do we track your progress?

We define patient-centered goals as what you hope to accomplish from physical therapy. While these are typically activity-specific goals, often patients report they just wish to experience less pain.

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