Episode 65: Success with Pelvic Physical Therapy in the Treatment of Chronic Pelvic Pain


Episode Summary:

Chronic Pelvic Pain, Chronic Prostatic Pain Syndrome, Chronic Testicular and Penile Pain often have origins in abnormal pelvic floor muscle tension. Listen and find out how modern pelvic physical therapy can help.


Molly Riley, PT, DPT: Pelvic Health Physical Therapist, University of Washington, Northwest Outpatient Medical Center

Ken Berger, JD, MD: President of the Washington State Urology Society,  Practicing Urologist, Tri-State Health, Clarkson, WA, Chair of American Urological Association’s Leadership and Business Education Committee.

During This Episode, We Discuss:

The Evaluation and Management of Chronic Pelvic, Prostatic, Testicular, and Penile Pain.

 Management of the abnormal voiding ( the non-relaxing voider ), improving post-operative stress urinary incontinence, and appropriate technique for strain-free bowel evacuation.

Chronic Prostatitis is now called Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS): This is an effort to change the thinking that all chronic prostatitis is infection oriented. Many times CPPS patients respond very nicely to pelvic floor PT

Quotes (Tweetables):

Referring to the steps in evaluating testis pain….” If I do all of that and I don’t find anything, that becomes a much more difficult problem for me as a Urologist to treat. That is when I start thinking about sending ( the patient ) to Physical Therapy. 

                                                                                            Dr. Ken Berger, JD, MD.

Recommended Resources:

Pelvicrehab.com: Use this as a resource to find a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist

Episode Transcript:

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