In today's episode of 'A Missing Piece' series, we tackle constipation.
Constipation is far more common than most people realize. In a study we conducted at PelvicSanity and published at IPPS, we found 69% of patients who came in for other symptoms (pelvic pain, prolapse, incontinence, etc.) had constipation as well.
Our missing piece for constipation? Bringing it back to the basics.
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Often we make this more complicated than it needs to be.
We suggest major dietary changes to our patients (which are hard to comply with). We work on changing posture. We jump to techniques like rectal balloon treatment. All of which are good and helpful, but often overlook things that get us the most 'bang for our buck.'
So bring it back to basics:
Eat breakfast (something you can chew)
Walking and movement, especially in the morning
If a patient buys in and does these things, it's almost impossible not to see some changes in symptoms. And then we can move on to more advanced techniques or bigger lifestyle changes if we need.
As Nicole said in the full 'sode of the podcast on this topic...
"In our research, we found that 73% of patients have bowel complaints that were NOT the primary reason for coming into the clinic". -Nicole Cozean, Pelvic PT Rising Podcast
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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS
Jesse Cozean, MBA
Co-founder of the Pelvic PT Rising and the Rising Podcast.
Jesse uses his business experience to help pelvic health business owners start and grow their practices so they can build a practice that truly works for them. From website design, SEO, conversions, marketing, finance and money mindset, he wants to make the process of owning your own practice easier and fun.