Helpful Web Sites

International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
A non-profit education and research organization started in 1991 by patient Nancy Norton, this organization provides information about IBS, constipation, GERD, incontinence, motility, childhood GI problems, and research in the area of functional disorders.

Help for IBS

Information about IBS, including recipes, books, supplements/alternative medicine, message boards, and support groups.

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse

American College of Gastroenterology
Information for members, physicians, patients and the media related to digestive diseases from specialists committed to quality in patient care.

Section on Women's Health
The Section on Women's Health promotes and expands physical therapy's role in the field of women's health and wellness across the life span.

Rome III is a valuable resource to general and specialist physicians, mental health professionals, and basic and clinical investigators involved in the study and care of patients with functional GI disorders. Included on the website is information about ordering the Rome III book which provides the most up to date information on the epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and treatment of irritable bowel syndrome, and over 20 more functional GI disorders commonly seen in clinical practice.

UpToDate Patient Information
UpToDate has articles for patients and their family members who seek current, reliable information on a variety of medical conditions and topics. Like our physician content, all patient articles are written according to the latest information available by physicians who are experts in their field

Michigan Bowel Control Program
The Michigan Bowel Control Program (MBCP) at the University of Michigan Health System is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to the treatment of patients and families affected by pelvic floor dysfunction and defecation disorders. Participating departments include Colorectal Surgery, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Nursing, and Physical Therapy.


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