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McLeod Health McLeod Seacoast Physical Therapists

Physical Therapist

Melissa Wagner, PT, DPT, graduated from Misericordia University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016. Melissa has clinical experience treating various diagnoses including orthopedics and vestibular dysfunction. She is also trained in the treatment of the pelvic floor in men and women and dry needling. Melissa’s professional interests include working with patients who have pelvic floor dysfunction and spreading awareness of the importance of pelvic rehabilitation and education. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, gardening, and baking. She has been a part of the McLeod Seacoast team since 2022.

Are you suffering from any of these symptoms?
• Urine leakage when coughing, sneezing or laughing
• Waking up frequently during the night to use the restroom
• Constipation
• Pain during intercourse or pain that prevents intercourse
• Pelvic heaviness, dullness or the sensation that something is falling out of the pelvic area
• Pain, urinary leakage or erectile dysfunction following prostate removal
• Pain or urinary leakage during or after pregnancy

Diagnoses Treated
• Urinary incontinence
• Fecal incontinence
• Constipation
• Pelvic pain
• Low back pain
• Painful intercourse
• Vaginismus
• Pelvic organ prolapse
• Pre-natal and post-natal symptoms such as low back pain and incontinence
• Urinary incontinence and erectile

McLeod is Here for You
The McLeod Pelvic Rehabilitation Program has been helping individuals achieve a better quality of life and improved physical
function since 2014.
Pelvic issues such as urinary incontinence and sexual dysfunction may be difficult or embarrassing for some to discuss with their healthcare providers. For this reason, many people avoid seeking care for these issues.
Our goal is to provide compassionate and effective care when addressing these issues. Each patient will receive a treatment plan tailored to his or her specific needs and preferences.
Pelvic rehabilitation may include pelvic floor muscle strengthening and/or coordination training with or without biofeedback, electrical stimulation, bladder training, manual therapy, education, behavior modification and other therapeutic techniques depending on the patient's need.

Patient Testimonials
"Before coming to McLeod Seacoast Rehabilitation, I was leaking urine several times a day for many years. At age 82, I thought I had to learn to live with it. After six weeks of therapy, my leakage has almost completely stopped. The therapists were extremely kind, gentle and helped me tremendously."
- Former Female Patient

"After my prostatectomy, I was experiencing severe urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction. I had absolutely no control of my bladder. McLeod Seacoast Rehabilitation provided valuable information to help me through this long healing process. I was only in therapy for 2 months, but I continue to perform my exercises at home. Now a year after surgery, I only leak if I sneeze or cough hard. I am not 100% yet, but I have come a long way."
-Former Male Patient
 dysfunction after prostatectomy

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