Do You Suffer From Symptoms of Incontinence?

Physical Therapy for Fecal Incontinence

Bowel control problems may be reduced through frequent physical therapy. In some cases, bowel incontinence or leaks are caused by the improper alignment of the pelvic or spine bones and joints. This leads to muscle spasms, weakness, and ultimately bowel or urinary incontinence.

Anismus, or dyssynergic defecation, is when the pelvic floor muscles fail to relax or maintain coordination during the passage of stool. Physical therapy, along with dietary modification, can help the pelvic muscles relax, aiding in the proper passage of stool through the lower intestine and out the rectum.

Biofeedback is a safe, noninvasive, and effective treatment method. During biofeedback, you will learn how to retrain your bowel muscles. Through the use of small sensors attached on the outside of the body, you will learn when to contract the anal sphincter muscles.

Bowel training is another form of physical therapy that involves creating a bathroom schedule with your physician. This form of behavioral therapy will help you establish and maintain control of your bowel habits.


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About The Incontinence Institute

At the Incontinence Institute, our team of healthcare providers understand the physical and mental trials that accompany living with urinary or bowel incontinence. Because of this, we are sensitive to your situation and treat all of our patients with the utmost respect and concern for discretion.


Individual incontinence conditions, treatment and recovery times may vary. Each patient's experience with incontinence procedures and / or surgery will differ. All surgical procedures involve some level of risk. If directed to pursue surgery by your physician, prompt action is advised, as waiting may reduce the efficacy of surgical treatment. The opinions expressed in patient testimonials are by patients only; they are not qualified medical professionals. These opinions should not be relied upon as, or in place of, the medical advice of a licensed doctor, etc.

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