Men's Pelvic Physical Therapy
Holistic Pelvic Physical Therapy takes a look at all of you, not just your pelvis and is about way more than performing Kegals! I assess your alignment, pain and tissue integrity. I watch you breathe and move. I assess muscle, fascia and organ tension. In short, we'll cover everything head to toe! I'll also help you understand your pain; where it comes from (not where you think) and how to get rid of it.
YOU do not have to live this way.
I can help! I have taken hundreds of hours of specialty training in all areas of pelvic healthcare, movement education and pain sciences and I want to help you get back to your life.
Your treatments will include:
A Home Exercise Program (moving is the best medicine!)
Manual Therapy including myofascial mobilization, trigger point therapy, positional release, skin rolling, Gua Sha, joint mobilizations, visceral manipulation, cupping and nerve desensitization techniques
Meditation and Mindfulness Training
Self-Soft Tissue Release
A Bladder Diary if needed
Electrical Stimulation if needed
Please set aside up to 2 hours for the initial evaluation. We'll determine the frequency of your therapy after the initial evaluation.
How do you get Pelvic Floor Dysfunction?
Pelvic Floor Disorders can be the result of trauma to the pelvic floor (think a groin pull, a fall), abdominal surgeries, pelvic surgeries, prolonged positioning, poor mechanics and alignment, chronic tension holding patterns, fear, sexual abuse, chronic inflammation, poor bladder and bowel habits, dietary imbalances or any of a number of combinations of the above.
What are some of the common medical diagnoses that may benefit from Pelvic PT?
Pelvic Pain, Urinary Incontinence, Infertility, Painful Intercourse, Diastasis Recti, SI Joint Pain, Hip/Low Back Pain, Constipation, Abdominal Scars and Pain, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Erectile Dysfunction.
I've told my Doctor about my pelvic dysfunction and they a). gave me an antibiotic, b). told me to relax, c). told me I needed to see a psychiatrist, d). told me it was all in my head, e). told me it's completely normal for a man of my age, f). wanted to cut parts of me out or any of a number of other things. These are medical doctors; how can they not know what's happening and why should I believe you?
Most physicians have very little specialized training in pelvic floor muscles and dysfunction. And urologists are typically trained to look at things from a pharmaceutical or surgical standpoint rather than a whole body neuromsucular approach. Physical therapists are specially trained health professionals in the fields of musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction and rehabilitation. And as a pelvic physical therapist, I have spent hundreds of hours outside of school learning all about pelvic dysfunction and rehabilitation of pelvic disorders. If you have seen other medical professionals or physical therapists without results, please consider working with me. I can contact your physician for you for a referral.
Other Men's Specialty Physical Therapy
If you and your partner are trying to conceive, manual visceral work on you can potentially improve the quality and quantity of sperm, thus increasing the likelihood of fertilization. I highly recommend that men whose partner is receiving fertility treatments, especially Mercier Therapy, also consider receiving manual work to facilitate conception.
For male patients, I do require a recent visit with your physician and a physician referral. Treatment provided is medical treatment. Any acts of impropriety will result in immediate termination of services.
Please contact me with any questions at 320.354.YOGA.
Difficulty urinating, frequent, disruptive urination, difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection, pain, or difficulty with sitting or
sports activities is not normal.
Your pelvic problems should not be running your life.