Men’s Health Physical Therapy Services
We at Summit Rehabilitation are dedicated to providing our male patients with comprehensive services to improve their health and wellness. Men's Health involves conditions that affect men throughout their lifespan from childhood through adulthood. Men can experience musculoskeletal injuries from daily activity or sports such as back, neck and pelvic pain, upper extremity and lower extremity dysfunctions. Men can also experience bladder and bowel disorders that include urinary urgency-frequency, incontinence, irritable bowel syndrome and hemorrhoids. Other conditions can affect the prostate and/or irritate muscles of the pelvis such as chronic prostatitis and levator ani syndrome.
Our therapists have obtained specialized education to specifically provide treatment to men with pelvic floor dysfunction. Through education, manual therapy, biofeedback and exercise, we assist men in learning how to decrease and manage their symptoms.
Common Male Urogenical Problems and Diagnosis We Can Help With
- Urinary Incontinence
- Post Void Dribble
- Non-bacterial Chronic Prostatitis
- General Pelvic Pain
- Constipation Related to Pelvic Floor Muscles
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Pudendal Neuralgia
Could I Benefit from Men’s Health Physical Therapy?
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may benefit from physical therapy with a Men’s Health specialist to help reduce or eliminate your symptoms:
- Pain in the genitals, groin, rectum, pubic bone, tailbone, and low back
- Urinary problems, including urgency, frequency, reduced stream, pain during urination, and frequency at night
- Pain during or after intercourse
- Reduced libido
What Can I Expect?
At your first visit, a Men’s Health trained physical therapist will do an in-depth evaluation in a private, and comfortable setting. This will include a general medical history, a history related to your current condition, and questions about your eating, drinking, and voiding habits.
A physical assessment will also be performed to check the following:
- Joint mobility of the hips, pelvis, and lumbar spine
- Muscle activation/relaxation patterns in the trunk musculature
- Scar mobility if applicable
An individualized treatment plan will be generated, and will consist of the following:
- Manual therapy, including both soft-tissue and joint mobilization
- Techniques for stress reduction and relaxation of appropriate muscle groups
- Re-education of your muscles, possibly using biofeedback and electrical stimulation
- Communication with your physician
You will leave your visit with a better understanding of your current symptoms and condition, along with a detailed plan of care and individualized home exercise program.