Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction is not only limited to women. Men and women possess similar anatomy in terms of their pelvic floor muscles and the way they function. Men can suffer from numerous conditions that can decrease the quality of life: urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, anus pain, tailbone pain, rectal prolapse, and chronic constipation. These conditions may arise from various reasons including surgery, hernias, prostate conditions, sport activity, and injury.
How can pelvic floor physical therapy help?
Determining the root cause of dysfunction or pain is key. Education about the proper way to use and relax your pelvic floor muscles is the cornerstone of all treatment. Manual therapy and trigger point dry needling may be used in order to increase muscle and soft tissue mobility. Individualized strengthening, stretching, and a pelvic girdle stability program will be initiated.