Pelvic Health FAQs

How can physical therapy help my male pelvic pain?

Have you had prostate surgery or find incontinence or pelvic pain affecting your sexual health, physical or mental health, or ability to work effectively? Pelvic floor disorders are common in men and often go unrecognized during the evaluation of pelvic pain syndromes. Proper evaluation can discover spasm or trigger points, and treating with physical therapy can result in major improvement in quality of life.

Can physical therapy help with pain with sexual intercourse?

Pelvic floor muscle issues or pelvic pain can affect your sexual health, physical or mental health. Pelvic floor musculoskeletal disorders are common in all genders. Physical therapists can detect soft tissue weakness or spasm, and provide manual therapy techniques and advice to help ease symptoms with sexual activity.

What can physical therapy do for incontinence?

Our program incorporates simple, effective exercises which strengthen and restore balance to the neuromuscular system that supports the pelvic and/or prostate organs. In addition to exercise, biofeedback is sometimes used to help teach the correct way to exercise the muscles of continence. This multi-faceted approach, along with behavior modification, typically yields significant improvement.

Is pelvic floor physical therapy only for women?

No matter what your gender, everyone has a pelvic floor made up of muscles and tendons that can become dysfunctional. The pelvic floor provides support to your vital organs, back and hips, so pelvic floor problems can be the cause of many painful and annoying disorders. We are skilled and enjoy helping people of any gender with these problems.