There are many different causes of rectal / fecal disorders.  The following information relates to these disorders and will help you understand the care you need.

Fecal / Bowel Incontinence 

If you have problems with bowel control, you have problems with involuntary leakage of stool and/or gas. This problem is commonly named fecal incontinence (FI). Your symptoms usually impact your quality of life and patients are frequently embarrassed and feel it is difficult to talk about. Some people have mild trouble holding gas; while others have severe troubles holding stool.

Symptoms  Inability to control gas or stool
Treatment  Physical therapy, medications, injection therapy, and surgery

Chronic Constipation

Constipation is a condition in which a person has difficulties to empty the rectum, and/or has infrequent bowel movements.  Our physiotherapists strive to evaluate the rectum for these difficulties and suggest possible treatment options.

Symptoms  Difficult and sometimes painful bowel movements, feeling bloated, uncomfortable,  abdominal pain
Treatment  Diet modifications, physical therapy, medication, surgery