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Treating Constipation

TREATING CONSTIPATIONLast week we discussed constipation and its common causes. This week we are talking treatment. There are several ways to treat constipation, including:Increasing fiber and fluid intake in your diet Increasing physical activity  Adjustments to the pelvic floor Learning muscle coordination  Learning proper toileting…

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Constipation Overview

Constipation is the most common gastrointestinal complaint – about 4 million Americans experience constipation and make 2.5 million physician visits a year to get help for the problem.  Constipation can occur when the colon absorbs too much water, the colon’s…

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PAIN

Let’s talk about pain…This complex experience is affecting millions of adults in the US.  When it comes to lost productivity and time off work, it is a huge contributor.  I am being vague here, because pain anywhere in the body that…

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Examining Wellness

Wellness is a term often thrown around but not fully understood. As physical therapists, we focus on the wellness of our patients, however one must understand this is not ONLY the physical aspects of wellness (our profession’s name is misleading,…

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HUGS

As this current situation continues to challenge us in many ways, one of the most significant  for me is missing the human contact.  Yes, I have my family at home and we hug each other a ton. But I typically…

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