The Men’s Health Program is designed to help men who suffer from pelvic pain or have bowel or bladder issues, such as urinary or bowel incontinence, which affects 20% of all men. Pelvic pain may be associated with constipation and/or voiding dysfunction such as diminished stream flow, increased urgency or frequency, or having difficulty starting or stopping urine. These dysfunctions may be caused by conditions such as enlarged prostate, pelvic floor muscle weakness, loss of sensation due to nerve compression, and/or a lifestyle that interferes with the normal function of the bowel or bladder.
Our Men’s Health physical therapist is specially trained in men’s health issues and will provide education on making healthier lifestyle choices, types of bladder irritants, voiding schedules, and self-management techniques. Individuals may also be scheduled with one of our Men’s Health therapists to receive instructions in pre-operative pelvic floor strengthening exercises prior to undergoing a prostatectomy.
A provider referral for physical therapy is required. The referral needs to include the diagnosis and specify Men’s Health Program with PT services. The referral can be faxed to Rehabilitation Services at (603) 330-8949.