Men’s Health

hiking menAlive Physical Therapy specializes in pelvic floor dysfunction, wellness, and health for men of all ages. Low back pain, genital numbness, urinary and fecal incontinence, tail bone pain, and pain with intercourse can all be treated with conservative methods at Alive Physical Therapy.  For patients seeking prevention on the issues above, we provide education and manual techniques to improve the health of your connective tissue and prevent problems such incontinence after prostetectomy. For patients wanting to strengthen their abdominal, pelvic floor, hips and back muscles for improved mobility, we can guide you through specific exercises and develop a home program that you can really stick to. We also understand the physical changes men face when aging and the science to prevent and decrease health issues such as osteoporosis and risk of falls. Patient Education is an important piece of each visit.  The pelvis is a complicated and special part of the body and many men may not understand or feel connected to the pelvis.  It has been shown in research that men that understand their medical problems get better faster.

Mags has an empathetic ear and will work with you through all layers of your health issues.  She has extensive post-graduate training on pelvic and orthopedic physical therapy, and fitness.  Mags also has success working with women for pelvic rehabilitation

We use a variety of treatment modalities as needed including but not limited to: functional manual therapy, myofascial release, visceral manipulation, Arvigo Techniques of Mayan Abdominal Massage TM (AT-MAT), Strain-Counterstrain, joint mobilization, computerized biofeedback, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation (PNF), neuromuscular re-education, core stabilization, Pilates, stretching, and more, most importantly a customized home program so patients continue to support the work achieved in clinic.

What we treat:

  • Pre and post prostatectomy (pre-surgery is best to minimize incontinence)
  • Urinary, fecal and flatulence incontinence
  • Urinary urgency/frequency
  • Tail bone pain
  • Prostadynia
  • Constipation
  • Fertility support (wellness)
  • Hip instability