Amy here and maybe you need an update like I do – so I’m here to tell you it’s June – yep halfway to Christmas! But don’t worry I’m not going on an x-mas tangent.

We wanted to take some time to talk to the men because they have a pelvis and a pelvic floor too. No seriously! We’ve had 2 new male clients just this week! Now men don’t deal with the same hormonal shifts, menstrual cycles, growing and delivering babies but they can still face pelvic floor dysfunction.

Some of the more obvious things could be related to prostate, erections, or urinary leakage, but today I want to talk about lesser-known issues that can cause severe pelvic pain including pudendal neuralgia and affect mobility, especially with workouts and staying active as well as higher level athletic performance. Let’s talk PRs!

One population that can really struggle with this is cyclists. The extended time on the saddle can create pressure and buildup of tension that can affect nerves and blood flow resulting in pain, decreased circulation and eventually even lead to inability to tolerate sitting. Some other activities that can create this same situation are:

  • Rowing
  • Power Lifting
  • Gymnasts
  • Truckers

There are 2 layers of muscles underneath the glutes and lots of blood vessels, lymph and nerves that go through this area. Any activity that allows for a buildup of tension can result in symptoms and restricted mobility which can impede a great squat.

We have a report that talks a lot more about pelvic health for men so feel free to share this resource. Click HERE to sign up for this helpful information!

When it comes to matters of prostate, colon cancer and pudendal neuralgia, pelvic physical therapy could make the difference between life and death or at least life versus surgery. Please share this information with the men in your life. And it can also help improve mobility, decrease pain, and get those gains in the gym – that matters too!

These videos are meant to be educational and instructional. They are not able to diagnose or treat a specific issue and are definitely not a substitute for a professional evaluation.

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