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Anal Incontinence clinical trials at UC Health
1 research study open to new patients

  • Physical Therapy for Anal Incontinence

    open to eligible females ages 22 years and up

    Anal incontinence is a significant public health problem estimated to affect 7-15% of women in the United States. Traditional rehabilitation strategies include biofeedback and Kegel exercises for pelvic floor muscle strengthening, but this strategy does not incorporate strategies for resistance training that are known to cause muscle strengthening and hypertrophy in other muscles in the body. This study aims to investigate whether a novel pelvic floor resistance exercise program will increase pelvic floor muscle strength and improve anal incontinence and has the potential to impact rehabilitation strategies for the millions of women affected anal incontinence.

    at UCSD

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