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Physical Therapy for Male Pelvic Pain

Patients who may benefit include those who have had:

  • Colorectal or abdominal surgery, including prostatectomy
  • Radiation therapy to the abdomen
  • Abdominal trauma
  • Non - bacterial prostatitis
  • Constipation, incontinence, or irritable bowel syndrome
  • Coccygodynia
  • Other musculoskeletal causes of pelvic pain

Physical therapy for pelvic pain may include:

  • Stretching and/or strengthening of pelvic floor, hip, and trunk muscles
  • Massage, scar mobilization, or trigger point re lease
  • Biofeedback for relaxation or activation of pelvic floor muscles
  • Core strengthening
  • Education on posture, breathing, and toileting
  • Ultrasound (for the non - cancer patient) and electrical stimulation

These treatments can help increase the patient’s aw areness of the pelvic floor and his ability to control those muscles. Pelvic floor strengthening can help with issues such as urinary and fecal incontinence as well as erectile dysfunction. Physical therapy includes an evaluation, an individualized treat ment program, and education on self care.

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