Study: Physical therapy can help pediatric constipation

02/20/2013 | MedWire News (U.K.)

Physical therapy techniques, such as training abdominal muscles, massage and breathing exercises, used with laxatives, help treat chronic constipation but not fecal incontinence among children, according to a Brazilian study in the journal Colorectal Disease. Researchers said the therapy may stimulate colon movement, along with improving abdominal muscle tone and fecal propulsion.

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