Myth #1

Males don’t have a pelvic floor.

Not True!

Both males & females have a pelvic floor. You can find your pelvic floor by stopping the flow of urine mid-stream or tightening the muscles used when passing gas.

Myth #2

Some people can’t strengthen their pelvic floor due to age or pregnancy.

Not True!

You can benefit from Pelvic Floor PT at any age & at PT Now your physical therapy is designed specifically for you according to age, ability, and health.

Myth #3

Incontinence can’t be stopped without medication or surgery.

Not True!

A specific sequence of events including a specialized physical therapy plan can stop incontinence without the need for medication and surgery.

Myth #4

Kegel exercises are all you need to build up your pelvic floor muscles.

Not True!

You can strengthen your muscles easily by watching “how to videos” and online instruction. Kegel exercises can be one way to strengthen the pelvic floor; however, there is much more!

Beware! Some exercises can actually cause problems with your core and pelvic floor; so it’s important to have a professional physical therapist guide you.

Myth #5

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is a female medical problem!

Not True!

PFD is a medical issue that is experienced by both males & females.



You do NOT need a referral to see a physical therapist who specializes in pelvic floor and incontinence.

All you need to do is call this number to PTN Fox Chapel (412-963-7383) and ask to speak directly to Dr. Kira Steele DPT. She will let you know if she can help you directly or if she is not the provider for you.

These are just some of the myths about the pelvic floor that we can put to rest! If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.

Strengthening of your pelvic floor muscles is only a small part of comprehensive management that can change your life at any age; for any gender.

Thousands of people have symptoms of PFD and never bring it to the attention of their healthcare professional; leaving thousands of men and women undiagnosed.

Most individuals seeking help assume that their urologist or gynecologist will help them to address these conditions with non-medicinal strategies but this is not the case.

Some of these professionals may not fully understand that in order to be successful pelvic floor therapy is very specific and more than strengthening of a few pelvic floor muscles.

If you would like more information about your condition don’t hesitate to call us at: (412-963-7383)