Current Urology Reports

, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp 155–158 | Cite as

Pelvic floor physical therapy for patients with prostatitis

  • Jeannette M. Potts
  • Elizabeth O’Dougherty
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Abstract

The most common form of prostatitis is National Institutes of Health category III, also known as chronic abacterial prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome. The search for effective and durable therapy for this condition remains frustrating for both patients and physicians. A new approach incorporating a neurobahavioral and musculoskeletal perspective is emerging as a means of diagnosing and treating affected patients. Adopting methods from gynecology, colorectal surgery, and physical therapy has had promising effects in men diagnosed with chronic prostatitis.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeannette M. Potts
    • 1
  • Elizabeth O’Dougherty
    • 1
  1. 1.Cleveland Clinic FoundationClevelandUSA

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