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Bowel and Gut Health

Support for bowel health, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, nausea, and post-chemotherapy gut health

I help people with...
  • Constipation

  • Diarrhea

  • Slow colon motility 

  • Bloating

  • Abdominal/anal pain

  • Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

  • Fecal leakage

  • Incomplete bowel emptying 

  • Flatulence (gas)

  • Fecal urgency

  • Gut health post-chemotherapy

  • Brain fog, headaches, lack of focus (associated with gut issues)

  • Exertion headaches

​"I urge anyone with IBS, gut issues, nausea or diarrhea to use Katrina‘s abdominal PT therapy.  Katrina has changed my life. Post esophageal cancer surgery, My quality of life for 2 years was miserable. I had constant vomiting, nausea, diarrhea and monthly visits to ER.  She has eliminated this with 2 months of therapy. I can hike 5 miles or row for an hour every day.  Last December,  I could not even walk the dog for a mile.  It’s been a miracle!" - T.P. | Los Gatos, CA

Why is my gut off? 

Whether you've struggled with constipation for 15 years, or recently started noticing your symptoms postpartum, there is a plethora of contributing factors to why your gut may be off.   In addition to optimizing your nutrition, your physical therapist will want to understand your exercise and activity level, your menstrual cycle history, stress levels and stress management strategies, sleep quality, antibiotics history, and surgical history.  

Katrina will also perform a thorough musculoskeletal assessment of your muscles and fascia. Throughout the abdominal wall, several layers of fascia, or sheath-like tissue, wrap and encase each organ, separating each organ from nearby structures, such as muscles and nerves. Tight, dehydrated or stiff fascia changes the pressure or tension on the organs, impacting their function. Fascia tightness can be due to a prior abdominal or pelvic surgery, lack of movement, chronic pain, and body tension habits. 

 

She incorporates a variety of treatments, including myofascial release, visceral mobilization, therapeutic exercises, stretches, massage and breathing techniques, to address your digestive dysfunctions. 

Katrina also helps her clients with their nutrition and diet.  In addition to what to eat, and how to reintroduce triggering foods, she provides strategies on how to eat and when to eat to optimize your health of your gut microbiome and digestive function. 

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In addition to physical therapy, I recommend working with additional healthcare providers to optimize your recovery
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Check out my referral list of functional medicine doctors/naturopathic doctors in the South Bay!

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