Peak Rehab Home » Women’s & Men’s Health Issues

                    WOMEN:

  • Do you have pain in the pelvic region?
  • Pain with intercourse?
  • Inability to use a tampon or difficulty with tampons secondary to pain/tightness?
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence (leakage)?
  • Urinary frequency or urgency?
  • Leak urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze?
  • Diastasis recti (separation of abdominal muscle) after giving birth?
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction or spasms?
  • Endometriosis affecting daily life?
  • Pelvic organ prolapse or a feeling of “falling out” in your pelvic region?
  • Trouble healing/pain in pelvic region after sexual abuse, rape,trauma?
  • Bladder pain

                    MEN:

  • Do you have pain in the pelvic region?
  • Bladder pain?
  • Pain after urination or ejaculation?
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction or spasms?
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence (leakage)?
  • Difficulty maintaining bladder control after prostate surgery?

 

WOMEN’S & MEN’S HEALTH ISSUES

Many people, both male and female, suffer from urinary leakage (incontinence).  For some people this may be a few drops of urine leaking out when coughing, sneezing, or laughing, and for others it may mean large amounts of urinary leakage with or without warning.  This is often embarrassing and can be costly if medications and/or pads are purchased frequently.  A physical therapist who has special training in treating these symptoms can help minimize or alleviate urinary leakage.  

Pelvic pain can consist of different things, and also affects men and women.  For some people it is bladder pain from spasms or frequent urinary tract infections (UTIs), and for others it is pain with intercourse or tampon usage, pain along the seam of tight-fitting pants, or pain from tight muscles in the pelvic region, just to name a few.  Pelvic pain is far more common than most people realize.

While learning to properly perform a Kegel exercise may be an integral aspect to some pelvic floor therapy, it is far from the only component.  A successful program for management of incontinence and/or pelvic pain or dysfunction may include training of the bladder, techniques for relaxing tight musculature, learning to correctly coordinate the abdominal musculature and pelvic floor musculature, proper breathing techniques, “un-learning” bad habits, and sometimes modifications to diet and fluid intake.