Men's Pelvic Health Program
ForeverStrong - Men's Natural Pelvic Floor Therapy
We treat men's pelvic health with a natural and holistic approach, helping men eliminate incontinence, sexual dysfunction and pelvic pain. Our men's pelvic floor therapy program, #ForeverStrong, provides men with relief, restored sexual response, and balance and control of their lives.
One conventional myth about pelvic pain and pelvic floor dysfunction is that it only affects older people or women. Men's pelvic health is a very real concern for men of all ages, from all backgrounds with diverse life experiences. Between 10-15% of men in the U. S. live with chronic pelvic pain; as many as 25% have some form of bowel or bladder incontinence; and more than half of men over the age of 40 experience erectile dysfunction. All of these conditions have a musculoskeletal component that can be improved or relieved with our men's pelvic floor therapy program. #menspelvicfloortherapy
The pelvic floor is made up of a group of muscles that run from the front of the pubic bone all the way back to coccyx and ischial tuberosity or "sit bones" and are instrumental in bowel, bladder and sexual function. The pelvic floor muscles are skeletal muscles, just like our biceps and triceps. As such, they are subject to the same type of problems we experience in other muscles including tension, trigger points, weakness, nerve compression, spasms, poor coordination and decreased circulation. Research has shown that pelvic floor muscle retraining, including learning how to perform Kegels correctly, can improve symptoms of urinary stress incontinence, urgency, overactive bladder, post-void dribbling, erectile dysfunction, ejaculatory dysfunction and pelvic pain (Siegel, A.L. 2014). In addition, these conditions respond to specialized manual therapies and modalities to improve the health and function of the muscles and surrounding organs.
Benefits of the ForeverStrong Men's Pelvic Health Program
- Resume a pain-free lifestyle
- Sit for extended time without pain
- Improve sexual functioning
- Stop urine and/or stool leaks
- Stop urgency or pain with voiding
- Prepare for or recover from prostate surgery
- Increase sexual response and pleasure
- Improve core strength
- Learn life long strategies to maintain your results
Common Men's Pelvic Pain & Men's Pelvic Floor Problems
Pelvic pain can include abdominal, buttock, rectal, groin, penile and/or testicular pain. Primary causes of pelvic pain in men include prostatitis, chronic muscle tension or spasms, and scar tissue from injuries, surgical procedures or a past infection. Pelvic pain can make it difficult to participate in normal daily activities such as work, exercise, recreation, intimacy or prolonged sitting or standing. Many men experience an overall decline in life satisfaction and most are not aware of non-invasive therapeutic treatment options.
Bladder dysfunction in men includes incontinence, post-voiding dribble, frequency, urgency and/or hesitation or difficulty emptying the bladder completely. These types of problems are not disease but rather symptoms of pelvic muscle dysfunction including weakness, lack of coordination, spasms or tension, or the result of scar tissue following different types of surgery. In addition, prostate treatment for inflammation or cancer can lead the urinary problems or incontinence.
Bowel dysfunction includes constipation and bowel leakage (fecal incontinence). Both of these conditions can be the result of impaired relaxation, coordination, and/or weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. Additional causes include scar tissue, poor bowel habits, nerve entrapment, organ immobility, medication, and/or co-existing medical conditions.
A major culprit in sexual dysfunction is circulation. Blood flow to the penis can be impeded by muscle tightness, nerve entrapment, scar tissue and other medical conditions. Even the ability to relax and release tension around the abdomen or pelvic floor muscles can affect the ability to attain or sustain an erection. If you've tried conventional treatments and are discouraged with your progress or side-effects, pelvic floor therapy can help.
Prostatitis and Post-Prostatectomy Rehabilitation
Prostatitis is an inflammation of the prostate gland. Because this gland is located at the base of the bladder and surrounds the urethra, it can cause a number of symptoms. No matter the cause or type of prostatitis, men with this condition often benefit from pelvic floor therapy as many experience tension and trigger points that are contributing to pain and dysfunction. When cancer is present, prostatetomy may be the only course of treatment for some men. Most often men will experience incontinence following the procedure. Pelvic floor therapy can provide education and strengthen the PF muscles to lesson the symptoms and increase voluntary bladder control.
Men's Pelvic Floor Conditions We Help You Overcome
- Urinary Urgency & Frequency
- Urinary Retention
- Urethral Syndrome
- Interstitial Cystitis
- Rectocele & Anal Fissures
- Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome
- Levator Ani Syndrome
- Pudendal Neuralgia Or Nerve Entrapment
- Prostate Enlargement Or Post-Surgical Care
- Erectile & Ejaculatory Dysfunction
- Co-Existing Low Back And Hip Pain
Treatment Protocol for Men's Pelvic Pain & Weakness
Unfortunately many of these conditions are not fully addressed by the health care community. Often medication and/or surgery are the only recommend treatment for which the the side effects can be intolerable or dangerous. At OptimaLiving Therapy & Pelvic Health Center, our clinicians have advanced training and certifications in proven therapeutic techniques and innovative modalities to resolve men's pelvic pain and men's pelvic floor dysfunction. You can expect compassionate, confidential and personalized care in a comfortable, discreet environment. A customized men's pelvic health treatment plan may include any or all of the following:
At OptimaLiving our specialty is pelvic floor health and intimate wellness. We understand the impact pelvic dysfunction can have on a person's quality of life. We also understand the factors that stop people from getting help - like being embarrassed, nervous or just unsure of the options and questions to ask. Because we want everyone to feel comfortable seeking care, we offer a Complimentary Consultation with a Pelvic Floor Specialist. We ask for nothing but your time to learn what we can do for you and how we propose to do it.
Call 623-777-3113 or complete the form below and our scheduling coordinator will call you.