Physical Therapy Trial for Pelvic Pain (UPPCRN-RCT#1)
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This is a pilot study wherein eligible participants will be randomly assigned to receive either myofascial tissue manipulation or global therapeutic massage. Those receiving myofascial tissue manipulation will have targeted internal and external connective tissue manipulation focusing on the muscles and connective tissues of the pelvic floor, hip girdle, and abdomen. Those receiving global therapeutic massage will have non-specific somatic treatment with full-body Western massage.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
female and male patients who have failed to respond to previous therapies for interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome
male patients who have failed to respond to previous therapies for chronic prostatitis/chronic pelvic pain syndrome
neurologic disorder affecting bladder
bladder cancer, prostate cancer, or urethral cancer