Male Pelvic pain and Men’s Health physiotherapy is a specialist branch of physiotherapy that deals with male pelvic pain (chronic prostatitis) and pelvic organ dysfunction. At Tracey Miles Chartered Physiotherapist we are trained in musculoskeletal physiotherapy, chronic pelvic pain therapy and men’s health physiotherapy combining a unique skill set to comprehensively assess and diagnose problems affecting the pelvis.
Male Pelvic Pain and Men’s Health physiotherapy treats the following conditions:
- Prostate cancer
- Chronic pelvic pain syndrome
- Hard Flaccid syndrome
- The male pelvic floor
- Erectile dysfunction
- Pain in Perinium like Pudendal Neuralgia (between the testicles and rectum)
- Pain after sex
- Premature ejaculation
- Urinary and/or faecal incontinence
These topics are difficult enough to talk about with partners and friends so we completely understand how difficult it might be to discuss with us. We know it can take on average 7 years for a man to chat to his GP about these issues.
At Tracey Mile Chartered Physiotherapists we treat many men with a variety of pelvic health problems and have an outstanding reputation with local GP’s and Consultants for quality of patient-treatment. The examination will include the lumbar spine, pelvis, hips, and pelvic muscles. Most of the examination will be external but may include direct palpation of the perineum or instruction to the patient to palpate their own perineum (saddle region between the anus and scrotum). We may also palpate on the inside of the pelvis. This is called an internal examination and allows the physiotherapist to determine the presence of trigger points inside the pelvis that may be inhibiting muscle function or causing pain. Gaining access requires palpation through the anus. This is by no means an absolute necessity but remains the gold standard for assessment of the pelvic floor. Total understanding and a complete explanation, and only after consent in a written format are any form of internal examinations conducted. Electromyography (EMG) biofeedback may also be used to assess the pelvic floor function.
If you can’t find what you are suffering from here and are in any doubt as to whether we can help, please contact us to discuss and we will advise accordingly.
We recommend the Squeezy App for pelvic floor exercises at home