Pelvic floor therapists can be very helpful in the treatment of constipation. We can help break the cycle! To treat constipation, pelvic floor therapists begin by examining the patient’s ability to relax the pelvic floor muscles and looking for connective tissue issues. We also talk about toileting habits, food, and exercise.
Pelvic floor therapists spend a lot of time teaching proper pooping technique. If the pelvic floor muscles are not able to relax, you are trying to poop through a closed tube. Working on relaxing the appropriate muscles through biofeedback, manual therapy, and exercises is the first important step. Taking the ability to relax the muscles laying down and then into sitting and then into the bathroom are big steps and there can be a big learning curve. It is hard to break bad habits even when the habits are painful. That’s where working on the proper techniques comes into play—posture, breathing, and relaxing the pelvic floor.
Treating the Whole Person
Pelvic floor physical therapy plays an important role in helping treat constipation. Our pelvic floor therapists will teach you how to prevent it from coming back and how to use techniques to improve your success. Reclaim your life and your body with constipation treatment from Foundational Concepts.