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Pelvic pain and incontinence

  • The physical therapists at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute are specially trained in providing treatment for pelvic pain and incontinence in both women and men.

    What is urinary incontinence?

    Urinary incontinence is the inability to control urination.

    It can sometimes be temporary, but often becomes a chronic condition that affects a person's ability to carry on a normal life. At least 13 million Americans suffer from various types of urinary incontinence.

    Stress incontinence is uncontrolled urine loss when the pressure inside the bladder exceeds the pressure inside the urethra, usually resulting from coughing, sneezing or lifting.

    Urge incontinence is uncontrolled urine loss preceded by a strong urge to urinate.

    Women comprise 85 percent of those with urinary incontinence problems. They are much more likely to develop incontinence than men due to differences in anatomy, injury during childbirth, hysterectomy or other abdominal surgery, and hormonal changes accompanying menopause that can weaken the pelvic floor muscles which help control the flow of urine.

    The incidence of urinary dysfunction in men increases as they age and may be caused by an enlarged prostate, changes in muscle tone, or neurological or degenerative conditions.

    Locations

    A referral or order from your medical provider is needed before therapy services can begin. Call 612-262-7900 for information or appointments, except where a separate number is listed below.

    Services are available at the following Courage Kenny or hospital locations:

  • For an appointment
    or for more information, call
    612-262-7900
    or use a location phone
    number listed on this page.

    Especially for women