Male Pelvic Pain
PelvicSanity Specializes in Treating Male Patients
WHAT IS MALE PELVIC PAIN?
It's also common for men to experience pelvic pain, urinary symptoms, or other issues stemming from the pelvic floor.
Unfortunately, the field of pelvic floor physical therapy has generally focused on female patients, and can be falsely considered a women's health specialty. While many PTs don't treat or specialize in male patients, men experience the same pelvic floor issues and can also be helped by an experienced physical therapist.
Common diagnoses for men with pelvic pain include:
Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)
Levator Ani Syndrome
Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm
HOW DOES PELVIC PT HELP?
Pelvic floor physical therapy works to restore normal function to the muscles of the pelvic floor and alleviate pressure on the pelvic nerves which is typically responsible for pelvic pain. Pelvic PT also releases painful trigger points within the muscles that are also generating pain.
Other symptoms often accompany male pelvic pain that physical therapy can also alleviate, including low back pain, urinary frequency/urgency, waking at night to go to the bathroom, sexual dysfunction, and more.
THE PELVICSANITY DIFFERENCE
At PelvicSanity, your physical therapist will be a specialist in the field and an expert in dealing with male patients - about 30% of our patients at PelvicSanity are men. Many of our patients have been to multiple doctors for their symptoms before finding success here at PelvicSanity.
We believe full-length sessions are crucial to success with pelvic PT, so all appointments at PelvicSanity are an hour in length and spent entirely with a pelvic floor specialist. You’ll never be hooked up to electrodes, see an aide instead of a physical therapist, or be told to ‘just do your Kegels.’ We create a positive, calm environment for healing in private treatment rooms.
We also believe the pelvic floor can’t be treated in isolation, so your treatment will address both the pelvic floor and the external muscles that connect and influence the entire pelvis for optimal results.
YOUR INITIAL EVALUATION
Your initial evaluation will be an hour in length, and have three major components:
Consultation: Most of our patients have been to multiple doctors, but have never really felt listened to in their appointments. In your initial evaluation you’ll have a chance to go through your medical history with your physical therapist. We’ll listen to you and ask about your personal goals for physical therapy.
Assessment: Next your physical therapist will do a complete assessment. They will look at your posture, hip and pelvic alignment, fascia, scar tissue, and anything else influencing your pelvis. Then they will do an internal evaluation, looking for trigger points and dysfunction within the pelvic floor muscles.
Treatment: We also want to know how your body responds to treatment, so your initial evaluation also includes targeted treatment. You’ll also leave with ‘homework’ that you can be doing in between your visits to build on the improvements with physical therapy.
"I would highly recommend this place for any nerve, pelvic floor, or soft tissue pain...I am a Golf Pro, and came to PelvicSanity because I had nerve pain from a groin injury and other injuries over the years. Nicole has been able to help me eliminate all my nerve pain with consistent weekly sessions. I'm very thankful I have found PelvicSanity - you will be too!"
With just 10 visits of physical therapy, male patients with pelvic pain saw significant improvements in pain, urinary symptoms, and quality of life.
"The excellent and precise treatment I have received has shifted me from a plateau where I was still very disabled, despite nearly three years of varied treatments, to feeling nearly pain-free for a full two weeks. I had given up hope that I would ever experience anything more than a temporary respite from intractable pain. I am extremely grateful."