Men’s Physical Therapy Solutions for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome/ Prostatitis
Chronic pelvic pain syndrome and chronic prostatitis (CPPS/CP) is characterized by pain that is predominantly associated with hypertonicity of the pelvic floor muscles and subsequent changes in the central nervous system. 1 An inflamed prostate was thought to be the main culprit associated with CPPS/CP until recent revolutionary research provided healthcare professionals with alternative contributing factors associated with connective tissue dysfunction and muscle imbalances.
When drugs aimed to treat CPPS/CP fail to decrease chronic pain, proactive physical therapy intervention strategies address impairment and prevent recurrences. 2 Physical therapy management of pelvic floor fitness integrates customized rehabilitation programs with state - of - the - art biofeedback instruments to create a positive impact on the quality of life . Pelvic floor structure determines functional ability and can be overlooked when only treating wi th prescription drugs.
Men’s PT provides effective treatments to decrease pain, improve function and reduce activity restrictions. Please inform your male patients to seek out alternative physical Copyright 2016. All rights reserved. Men’s PT . therapy - related solutions to yield true results which are readily available at our practice.
- Nickel, J., Baranowski, A., Pontari, M., Berger, R. and Tripp, D. “ Management of men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis/ chronic p elvic p ain syndrome who have f ailed t raditional m anagement.” Reviews in Urology . 2007; 9(2):63 - 72.
- Van Alstyne, L., Harrington, K. and Haskvitz, A. “Physical Therapist Management of Chronic Prostatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome.” Physical Therapy Journal . 2010; 90:1795 - 1806.
- Clemens, J., Nadler, R. Schaeffer, A., Belani , J., Albaugh, J. and Bushman, W. “Biofeedback, pelvic floor re - education, and bladder training for male chronic pelvic pain syndrome.” Urology . 2000; 56(6):951 - 955.