GI disorders of constipation and fecal incontinence involve pelvic floor impairments with disruptions of strength, coordination and inhibition/excitation of neurological reflexes. GI disorders have a complimentary hyposensitive vs. hypersensitive component which will drive the neuromuscular impairment requiring treatment. This brief introductory topic will discuss the role of the pelvic floor and neuromuscular control in the necessary consideration for the hyposensitive client with constipation and/or fecal incontinence.
- Brief description of the anatomy and neuromuscular components of the anorectal region and the pelvic floor
- Overview of constipation and fecal incontinence
- Examination and brief discussion of effective treatment
At the end of this presentation, a question period is offered to allow participants to ask questions or present clinical cases to Susan Clinton.