Constipation: Part 2

In pelvic floor physical therapy, we think about two main areas that contribute to constipation. One is the colon. Food travels from the esophagus, into the stomach, through the small intestine, and then through the large intestine (colon). If there are scars or adhesions in the abdominal wall, this can affect how things move through … Continue reading Constipation: Part 2

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Fecal Incontinence

Urinary incontinence can be a very embarrassing problem, but for many individuals fecal incontinence (loss of bowel control), is even more troubling. As difficult as it can be to talk about, people need to address this issue before it controls their life. There are many factors that can contribute to fecal incontinence. Some of these … Continue reading Fecal Incontinence

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Constipation: Part 1

There seems to be some confusion about what determines if someone has constipation. I would like to clear up some of the misconceptions there are on the subject using my knowledge from pelvic floor physical therapy training courses and clinical experience. Some people think they are constipated if they do not have a bowel movement … Continue reading Constipation: Part 1

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Toileting posture is important!

As a physical therapist, there are many occasions I find myself discussing posture with patients whether it’s during sitting, standing, lifting, etc… Working in the field of pelvic floor physical therapy, another topic about posture I typically discuss involves toileting posture. For many of my patients toileting posture is a concept they have never heard … Continue reading Toileting posture is important!

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