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Bowel Dysfunction

Our pelvic floor trained physical therapist will teach you techniques to decrease urinary/fecal urge and frequency, She will also work on retraining your pelvic floor muscles to work correctly and educate you on bladder irritants and the effects of your dietary/fluid intake. We also provide additional exercises that assist with pelvic floor function, behavioral management techniques and patient education.

Your physician may refer you to our specialty based practice for Biofeedback. Avila Physical Therapy specializes in issues of the pelvic floor muscles. Biofeedback is commonly used with patients that have urinary or fecal incontinence in conjunction with other physical therapy modalities. Biofeedback may be used at the initial visit if determined appropriate by your physical therapist. Biofeedback is a non-invasive procedure that measures the activity of your muscles. Sensors are used to measure muscle activity of the pelvic floor. These sensors are used to measure muscle activity and will let you know when you are doing your exercises correctly. Biofeedback will also monitor your progress over time. Biofeedback does not hurt and will allow you to see your pelvic floor muscle activity on a computer screen or hand-held unit. Your physical therapist will discuss a treatment plan with you that will include the frequency and duration of your PT sessions and planned interventions.

Patient Testimonials

"Your concern for your patients is evident every step of the way. Thank you for your excellent care!"
"Avila helped me get my spirit back!"
"I was treated in a professional, yet caring manner. My opinion was important to the entire process. The exercises were essential & well-balanced."