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Does your pelvic floor impact bowel movements?

The human body is a complex and interconnected system, where various muscles and structures work in harmony to maintain optimal function. One crucial yet often overlooked area is the pelvic floor, a group of muscles located at the base of the pelvis. While commonly associated with issues related to childbirth and urinary function, the pelvic […]

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Why do I have to keep wiping after a bowel movement?

Bowel movements are an essential bodily function, yet for some individuals, the process doesn’t always end once they leave the bathroom. The need for repeated wiping after a bowel movement can be frustrating and concerning, impacting one’s daily life and causing discomfort. However, this common issue may have an underlying cause that can be addressed,

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Understanding Rectocele vs. Rectal Prolapse

The human body is an intricate network of organs and muscles working together to maintain proper function. Within this complex system, issues related to the pelvic floor can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. Two common conditions affecting the pelvic region are rectocele and rectal prolapse. Both conditions can cause discomfort, but understanding their

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How Physical Therapy Can Help With Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Inflammatory bowel disease affects 1.3% of US adults. Inflammatory bowel disease is a term that includes 2 conditions: crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. It is called inflammatory bowel because it is categorized by chronic inflammation of the GI tract. The GI tract includes all the organs that are part of the digestive system from the mouth

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