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Men's pelvic floor health

Both men and women have a pelvic floor, or group of muscles found in the lower part of your torso. Male organs including the bladder, prostate and rectum are supported and kept in place by the pelvic floor muscles. They play a large role in bladder and bowel control and an important role in sexual sensation and function.


  • leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or running
  • unexplained pain in the lower back, rectum, genitals or pelvis
  • constipation, straining and pain with bowel movements
  • pulling or bulge in the lower abdomen or pelvis

Male pelvic floor physical therapy helps to correct multiple conditions, including:

  • Urinary incontinence
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Tailbone, low back and hip pain
  • Pre-prostatectomy recovery
  • Constipation
  • Erectile dysfunction

Kegel exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and affect sexual function. These can be practiced while sitting, standing, lying down or pretty much anytime.

Ask your doctor for a referral to one of our pelvic floor physical therapy specialists, or call the office at 816.407.2315 or 816.407.4516 for more information.