Men’s Health

Men’s Pelvic Health at Saunders Therapy Centers

Have you had prostate surgery or find incontinence or pelvic pain affecting your sexual health, physical or mental health, or ability to work effectively? Many people don’t realize that physical therapy treatment is an option. Pelvic floor musculoskeletal disorders are common in men and too often go unrecognized during the evaluation of pelvic pain syndromes. Proper evaluation facilitates the diagnosis of spasm or trigger points, and physical therapy often achieves a major improvement in quality of life. At Saunders Therapy Centers, we have specially trained men’s pelvic health physical therapists who can help.

A variety of men’s health issues are treated at Saunders Therapy Centers including:

  • Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction
  • Painful Scars or adhesions
  • Pain Pre- and Post Prostate surgery
  • Pain with Intercourse
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Constipation
  • Voiding Dysfunctions
  • Sacroiliac (SI) pain
  • Coccyx (tailbone) pain
  • Abdominal/groin/hip pain
  • Incontinence / Bladder problems
  • Incontinence/ Bowel problems
  • Prostatitis
  • Sexual health 

What To Expect At Physical Therapy

Musculoskeletal Evaluation: Our therapist will complete a thorough exam in order to establish a plan of care that both you and your therapist agree will help you reach your goals.Your exam will include an assessment of your posture, muscle flexibility and strength, pelvic and lumbar symmetry, and a pelvic floor muscle exam if appropriate.

Treatment:  Your individual plan of care may include hands-on techniques to restore pelvic and lumbar symmetry, reduce muscle tension, increase flexibility, improve joint mobility, and address scar tissue. Functional re-training assists with restoring posture and body mechanics, correct faulty movement patterns, and train coordination of abdominal and pelvic floor muscles. Exercises build strength, improve flexibility, improve relaxation for the pelvic floor muscles, and improve bowel and bladder habits. Some modalities may be incorporated including biofeedback to assist with exercises or relaxation training.