Posts made in April, 2014

Infant Constipation

Posted by on Apr 3, 2014 in Constipation, Infant Constipation, Pediatric Physical Therapy

One of our post partum patients was being seen for a diastasis recti and stress urinary incontinence and she brought in her 5 1/2 month infant complaining that he had not an unassisted bowel movement since birth. He also suffered from severe reflux. She was instructed to give her son a rectal suppository once per week by her pediatrician which caused one bowel movement per week only. We found that the baby had visceral mobility and motility impairments of his cardiac sphincter (the valve between the stomach and esophagus), ascending colon, sigmoid, small intestine, stomach, hepatic portal...

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