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Pelvic Muscle Dyssynergia ptc of rocky hill

Pelvic Muscle Dyssynergia

The term dyssynergia refers to when a muscle or group of muscles that do not contract and relax with the correct timing.  When the muscles around the rectum contract instead of relax during a bowel movement, the stool cannot be fully eliminated which results in constipation and incomplete emptying.  A pelvic floor physical therapist can teach a patient the correct way to bear down during a bowel movement to better coordinate the pressure needed to eliminate without straining.