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What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?

Male pelvic floor physical therapy is a form of physical therapy that focuses on the muscles and connective tissue in the pelvic region of men. These muscles and tissue can become weakened or damaged due to a variety of conditions, such as prostate surgery, chronic constipation, or pelvic pain.


The goal of male pelvic floor physical therapy is to improve muscle function, alleviate pain, and promote healing in the pelvic area. Treatment may include exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, manual therapy to release tension and improve mobility, and education on proper posture and body mechanics.

Our initial evaluations are two hours in length, so we can get to the root cause and leave no stone unturned in the quest to make you feel better.

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What does Pelvic Floor PT treat?

  • Bowel Dysfunctions 
    • Constipation and Obstructed Defecation

    • Frequent complaints of diarrhea

    • Accidental bowel leakage (aka incontinence of stool, gas, or liquid)

    • Digestive issues that can lead to pain, i.e. IBS (aka irritable bowel syndrome)

    • Mild prolapses

  • Pain
    • Erectile Dysfunction

    • Prostatitis

    • Pudendal Neuralgia

    • Myofascial Pain

    • Painful bladder syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis 

    • Pelvic girdle pain

    • Low back pain / general orthopedic pain

  • Under-active Pelvic Floors
    • Urinary incontinence (urge "gotta go gotta go", stress incontinence, increased frequency, or a mixture of everything)

    • Loss of gas or stool when not desired or appropriate 

What does our first appointment look like?

The first appointment to pelvic floor physical therapy can be nerve-wracking, especially if you don’t know what to expect! In our first appointment:

  • We sit down and focus on your goals and the history of the issue you’re seeking to resolve. 

  • There is a physical assessment where we look at your whole person and help identify areas that might be contributing to your symptoms. 

  • We develop the plan of care with you, guided by our suggestions, so you can decide how to best reach your goals. 

  • In some cases, the first appointment may or may not include a pelvic floor muscle examination (external, internal, or both) where we visualize the pelvic floor to help make and guide a treatment plan. This will always be discussed first, and completely under your control and decision-making.

  • With the remaining time after the assessment, treatment can vary from manual therapy, dry needling, exercises, and home program  development.

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