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Authors

  1. Kirages, Daniel J. PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT
  2. Johnson, Eileen V. PT, DPT, WCS

Abstract

Background: There is a growing population of geriatric men experiencing sexual health concerns. These issues may stem from surgical interventions of the prostate gland, age-related changes affecting erectile dysfunction, or other concerns.

 

Objectives: To illuminate the male sexual dysfunctions lessened via pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation and proper education to assist clinicians in achieving positive patient outcomes.

 

Methods: The literature was reviewed from 1996 to 2015 using PubMed.

 

Results: Effective conservative care strategies exist for appropriate patients via pelvic floor muscle therapy, manual therapy, education regarding cardiovascular health, and triage to psychological and sexual counseling.

 

Conclusion: Efficacy is present for this population, but some conditions are more effectively treated conservatively than others.