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Incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction is a chronic problem that affects millions men daily in the United States. Many of the issues causing incontinence can be fixed or improved through non-invasive means like physical therapy and/or medication.

Baptist Rehabilitation offers specialized treatment of these conditions through our men’s health physical therapy program.

Conditions We Treat

Our Men’s Health specialists treat a variety of conditions that affect men, including:

Stress Incontinence
Do you leak urine with physical activity, lifting, or while laughing or sneezing? Stress incontinence occurs with activities that increase abdominal pressure. If severe enough, it can occur with simple activities such as bending or walking.

Urge Incontinence
Do you find yourself always running to the bathroom? Overactive bladder can cause frequent urination and a sudden, uncontrollable urge to go. You may also find yourself leaking on the way to the bathroom. Bladder spasms resulting from many factors including nerve dysfunction can cause this condition.

Overflow Incontinence
Have you experienced a spinal cord injury, stroke, or have a chronic condition such as Parkinson, multiple sclerosis or diabetes? These issues can damage the nerves that help signal the need to urinate, decreasing your ability to sense when your bladder is full. The result is frequent urination and leaking.

Prostate Issues
Have you had your prostate checked recently? An enlarged prostate can block the flow of urine, causing urine leaking or dribbling, urgency, retention and incontinence. Treatments for prostate cancer can also affect bladder function. Radiation damage to nerves or muscles, and removal of the prostate (prostatectomy) can result in incontinence.

Bowel Incontinence or Constipation
Do you have trouble controlling or passing stool? Bowel incontinence can range from stool leaking while passing gas to a total loss of control of your bowels, while constipation includes infrequent (less than three times per week) and/or hard to pass stools. Both can result from weakened pelvic floor muscles.

What is Involved in Treatment?

Men’s health physical therapy treatments vary from person to person, depending on your symptoms and individual needs. Some treatments may include:

  • Exercises to strengthen and retrain pelvic floor muscles
  • Painless electrical stimulation of bladder nerves
  • Manual therapy and breathing mechanics
  • Pelvic floor rehab prior to prostatectomy, also known as “prehab”
  • Education, behavior modification and posturing
  • Weight loss and medication

Make an Appointment

904.202.4200