Men face many physical challenges as their bodies change throughout their lifespans. At Mountain Land Physical Therapy, we understand that. Our therapists address common male pelvic health issues by identifying underlying joint and muscle dysfunction contributing to discomfort. Once weaknesses are identified, an individualized treatment plan is developed to solve the problem.
Conditions that Men’s Health therapy can treat:
- Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence: Men who have undergone prostate surgery may experience urinary incontinence due to weakened pelvic floor muscles. Pelvic health physical therapy can help strengthen these muscles and improve bladder control.
- Pelvic Pain: Men may experience pain in the pelvic region due to a variety of reasons, such as injury, inflammation, or nerve damage. Physical therapy can help alleviate this pain and improve mobility in the pelvic region.
- Pudendal Neuralgia: This condition causes pain, numbness, and tingling in the pelvic region, particularly in the perineum and genitals. Pelvic health physical therapy can help manage the symptoms of pudendal neuralgia and improve quality of life.
- Pyrone’s: Pyronie’s disease is a condition in which scar tissue forms inside the penis, causing curvature and pain during erections. Pelvic health physical therapy can help reduce pain and improve sexual function in men with this condition.
- Epididymitis: Inflammation of the epididymis, the coiled tube located behind the testicles, can cause pain and discomfort in the scrotum. Pelvic health physical therapy can help alleviate these symptoms and improve mobility in the pelvic region.
- Rectal Prolapse: This condition occurs when the rectum protrudes through the anus, causing discomfort and bowel issues. Pelvic health physical therapy can help improve bowel function and reduce symptoms of rectal prolapse.
- Fecal Incontinence: This is the inability to control bowel movements, which can cause embarrassment and social isolation. Pelvic health physical therapy can help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and improve bowel control in men with this condition.
- Diastasis Recti: This is a separation of the abdominal muscles that can occur after childbirth or weight gain. Pelvic health physical therapy can help strengthen the abdominal and pelvic floor muscles and improve core stability.
- Penile Pain: Men may experience pain or discomfort in the penis due to a variety of reasons, such as Peyronie’s disease or pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic health physical therapy can help alleviate this pain and improve sexual function.
- Sacral Pain: The sacrum is the triangular bone located at the base of the spine, and pain in this area can be debilitating. Pelvic health physical therapy can help improve mobility in the pelvic region and reduce pain and discomfort in the sacral area.
- Coccyx Pain: The coccyx, or tailbone, can become painful due to injury or prolonged sitting. Pelvic health physical therapy can help alleviate coccyx pain and improve mobility in the pelvic region.
- Post-Surgical Recovery: Men who have undergone surgery in the pelvic region, such as prostatectomy or hernia repair, may benefit from pelvic health physical therapy to improve mobility and reduce pain and discomfort during recovery.
Seeing a physical therapist for men’s pelvic health can offer numerous benefits for individuals struggling with a variety of conditions. Individuals can develop personalized treatment plans that target their specific needs and goals by working with a physical therapist. Through exercises, stretches, and other techniques, physical therapy can help strengthen weakened muscles, improve mobility, and reduce pain and inflammation. Moreover, physical therapy can help individuals regain their confidence and quality of life, enabling them to participate in activities they once enjoyed. By addressing the root causes of their pelvic health issues, men can improve their overall health and well-being with the help of a trained and experienced physical therapist.