Men's Health

Therapeutic Associates Physical Therapy strives to provide a comprehensive treatment program for male patients suffering from incontinence and pelvic pain. Our physical 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. Our goal is to improve your function, decrease your pain, and guide you on your personal path to improved health and wellness.

Could I Benefit from Men’s Health Physical Therapy?

Men's Health

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. Our Men’s Health Physical Therapists are highly trained in understanding, diagnosing, and managing your symptoms and pain.

  • 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

Through education, manual therapy, biofeedback, and individualized exercise programs, our specialists can assist you in learning how to decrease and manage your symptoms.

Do I Need a Referral?

In many states Physical Therapists can be legally seen directly, without a referral, under what is known as ‘direct access.’ However, some insurance companies require referral in order to pay for your treatment. As a convenience to you, all Therapeutic Associates locations will gladly verify your insurance benefits prior to your first visit.

What to Expect

At your first visit, a trained Men’s Health physical therapist will do an in-depth evaluation. 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 an individualized home exercise program.

Common Health Problems and Diagnoses

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Post-void dribble
  • Fecal incontinence
  • General pelvic pain
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Post uro-gynecological surgeries
  • Post prostatectomy
  • Non-bacterial chronic prostatitis
  • Constipation related to pelvic floor muscles
  • Pudendal neuralgia

How to Get Started

Treatment is specialized and focused on the individual needs of each of our patients and can include various specialized techniques. Prior to treatment, we recommend the following to get started:

  • Get a thorough examination from your physician to rule out any medical conditions
  • Schedule an appointment with one of our Men’s Health specialists at one of our participating locations
  • Complete the New Patient Forms: Click to download 3 forms (PDF packet) >
  • Complete the Pelvic Questionnaire/Health History: Click to download PDF

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