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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Pediatric Physical Therapy

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Constipation, Gastrointestinal, Pediatric Physical Therapy, Protatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain

We provide expert one-to-one care for the pediatric population. Every pediatric patient is evaluated by a highly skilled physical therapist and a plan of care is created with the input of the parents or caregivers. Each child is evaluated carefully as an individual. Our therapists are skilled in generalized orthopedics as well as experts in all pelvic dysfunction including pelvic floor muscle dysfunction associated with bed-wetting (nocturnal enuresis), incontinence, constipation, pelvic pain, and pain associated with digestive issues. Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction is evaluated through...

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Treament For Patient History of Constipation

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 in Constipation

One of our current patients is getting relief of a 30-year history of constipation. It takes this patient 3 hours to have a bowel movement in the morning. Yes, that means that this patient spends 3 hours per day in the morning trying to have a bowel movement and has tremendous pelvic pain and rectal pain associated with the bowel movement. This patient has undergone 3 treatments of physical therapy consisting of visceral manipulation, pelvic mobility exercises and movement re-education techniques, prescriptive pelvic floor muscle exercises, surface EMG biofeedback, and pelvic floor muscle...

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