What is Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

By Amy Stein, DPT and Fiona McMahon, DPT As physical therapists who specialize in abdomino-pelvic pain disorders, one of the toughest parts of the job is meeting men and women who have suffered with pelvic pain for years, only to be told by their doctors/healthcare providers that there is no help for them. It is …

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Ph101 Why is Pooping so Difficult?

  Fiona McMahon, PT, DPT The number of Americans who deal with constipation issues is massive (4 million)! It seems like every time I mention that I’m a pelvic floor physical therapist, another friend of a friend pulls me aside with bowel movement concerns. Why is it that so many people have issues? And more …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Physical Therapy

Fiona McMahon, DPT Hello everyone! April was Irritable Bowel Syndrome(IBS) Awareness Month. Although, we are a bit late, we wanted to take some time to talk about IBS and what can be done to help with its symptoms. IBS can present in different ways. People with IBS may experience diarrhea or constipation, or both. At …

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Ph101 Why is pooping so difficult?

Fiona McMahon, DPT The number of Americans who deal with constipation issues is massive (4 million!)! It seems like every time I mention that I’m a pelvic floor physical therapist, another friend of a friend pulls me aside with bowel movement concerns. Why is it that so many people have issues? And more importantly – …

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

By Riva Preil April marks Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Awareness Month. IBS is a condition characterized by abdominal pain, discomfort, and bloating as well as abnormal bowel habits.  There are four main subcategories of IBS: IBS-D (predominantly diarrhea), IBS-C (predominantly constipation), IBS-A (alternates between diarrhea and constipation), and IBS-PI (post-infectious).  It is unclear to date …

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