It can be easy to ignore changes in your body — but that does not mean you should. On average, men pay less attention to their health than women and may miss worrisome symptoms or ignore issues that can be treated. At Performance, we want to empower you to live your best life through every means possible.
Our team of experts work directly with primary care physicians and specialists to examine any risks you may face, communicate about possible courses of prevention and present recommendations for treatment. We will educate you on how to listen to your body and give it the care it deserves.
Leading Health Risks for Men
From a comprehensive exam that details your medical history and assesses your spine, hips and pelvis, to stress management and breathing assessment, to nutritional advice, our team will guide you in the right direction. We may recommend physical therapy, Pilates, massage, nutritional advice or relaxation techniques, among other lines of treatment and preventative care. Our team is here to educate you on how to achieve Optimal Health, and that involves a whole-body approach.
An estimated 8–10% of all men will suffer from pelvic pain or dysfunction at some point in their lives. Our specially trained team of physical therapists will assess the musculoskeletal components contributing to the diagnosis and design a personalized plan of care to meet your individual needs. We may use various non-invasive evaluation and treatment tools including palpation, soft tissue treatment, myofascial release, muscle energy techniques, bladder and bowel retraining techniques.
Common Male Pelvic Health Conditions
Pelvic floor dysfunction and weakness (pain or feeling of heaviness in the pelvis)
Urinary Incontinence, pelvic pain, pre- and postsurgical prostatectomy care
Testicular and penile pain
Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
Pudendal neuralgia (burning or numbness in the genital region)
Coccydynia (pain in the tailbone)
Weak or injured muscles in the pelvic area can cause pelvic pain and dysfunction, but physical therapy has been shown to successfully alleviate pelvic floor conditions. During a patient’s first appointment at Performance, a physical therapist will take an extensive medical history and assess the onset of symptoms. Then, the physical therapist will perform a thorough musculoskeletal examination, following up with a course of treatment. You are always welcome to have another individual in the room during evaluation and/or treatment.
Jay Myerson, a physical therapist at Performance who specializes in men’s health, joined our podcast “Optimal Health Uncovered” to discuss risks and prevention methods for male health issues.