Physical therapy for incontinence

Privacy and compassion are the values that Salem Health physical therapists bring to treating people with incontinence disorders and pelvic pain issues.

Personalized therapy routines help retrain muscles, using biofeedback and exercises to rebuild your control and confidence.

We treat the following conditions:

  • Stress and urge incontinence
  • Mixed incontinence
  • Overactive bladder
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Post-prostatectomy incontinence
  • Pelvic pain syndrome
  • Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction

What causes incontinence?

Loss of bladder control, or urinary incontinence, is twice as common in women as men, affecting more than 12 million Americans.

Weakened pelvic floor muscles and the accumulation of stress on these weakened muscles is the root of most incontinence problems.

Some common causes include pregnancy and childbirth, lifting, and chronic constipation. Additionally, certain medications, caffeine and alcohol consumption may contribute to lack of control.

If you’re having these symptoms, it’s time to talk to your primary care doctor, gynecologist or urologist about a referral to Salem Health Rehabilitation Center.

Support groups

We offer support groups for new moms, cancer patients and others whose conditions may have caused or worsened incontinence symptoms. You aren’t alone!