Chiropractic Physician in Bloomingdale, IL – Board-Certified in Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
There’s been a new addition to our office bathroom — a Squatty Potty! You’ve probably seen the commercials online or on TV promising an easier visit to the bathroom if you put your feet up on a little stool when going number two. According to the unicorn spokesperson on the commercial, having your feet propped up higher helps simulate the position you would be in if you were squatting when having a bowel movement, relaxing your pelvic floor muscles and allowing for an easier elimination.
Deep squatting when going to the bathroom, deemed primitive by American standards, is the ideal way to relax your pelvic floor and avoid straining when having a bowel movement. Although it’s very common to strain on the toilet, most people don’t realize it increases their risk of disc herniations in their low back or pelvic floor problems such as prolapsed bladder or rectum, hemorrhoids and other undesirable issues.
So you are probably wondering why we put a Squatty Potty here at Ducat Chiropractic & Sports Medicine, right? Not only do we treat lots of patients who have low back disc herniations who experience pain when straining, but Dr. Ducat now provides pelvic floor rehabilitation to treat prolapsed bladders, stress incontinence (leaking when you cough, sneeze or lift) and pelvic pain. These folks really need to have help keeping their pelvic floor healthy and using a Squatty Potty is an easy way to assist them.
If you have organ prolapse, leak urine when you cough or work out, have pain with sex or if your hip/thigh/low back pain is not responding to other treatment methods, give us a call to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Ducat. She can let you know if your pelvic floor is giving you grief and how you can naturally get back to your normal activities without pain or leakage!
P.S. Yes, pelvic floor rehabilitation and evaluations are covered services under most insurance plans.
P.P.S. Thank you to Sue Zurek for this great blog idea!
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