Category: Pelvic Rehab

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Physical Therapy for Childhood Constipation

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Did you know that constipation occurs in at least 12% of children? Childhood constipation accounts for as many as 30% of visits to pediatric gastroenterologists as well as 3% of visits to general pediatric clinics. Childhood constipation is common occurrence and can be successfully treated and prevented using a multidisciplinary approach that includes specialized pelvic […]

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Demystifying Encopresis: Soiling Accidents in Children

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Potty-training can be a difficult process not only for children but also parents. Oftentimes children have bowel movements or fecal “accidents” in places other than the toilet. Sometimes these accidents are interpreted as a child being “too lazy” or “behavioral” when in fact the child could actually have a condition known as encopresis.

Pain with Intercourse (A.K.A. Dyspareunia)

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Let’s talk about painful sex, also known as dyspareunia! Dyspareunia is defined as painful vaginal penetration in the absence of disease. Pain with intercourse is often not talked about but more common than you would believe. It is a common short-term problem after pregnancy occurring in 40-50% of women at 3 months post-partum.  There are many causes and contributing factors to dyspareunia, some of which I will briefly discuss in this post.