While the visible symptoms of lichen sclerosus have healed, many are confused as to why they continue
to experience bladder and bowel issues.
There are many issues with bowel and bladder dysfunction that occur at a higher rate in the LS population versus the general population.
Bladder Dysfunction can include overactive bladder (OAB) and stress urinary incontinence (SUI). The solution may not be as simple as “Just Do Kegels”.
Bowel Dysfunction can include constipation due to nervous system overdrive or mechanical fascia connection
due to scarring and chronic inflammation from tears or cuts in the skin. Anything that leaves scarring will
affect tissues around, above, and below it.
In this video, Dr. Holly Horikawa covers
- The prevalence of these issues in individuals living with Lichen Sclerosus
- Why these symptoms are occurring
- How we can best treat them and regain whole-body harmony
So, are you ready to understand and take control of your constipation or urinary incontinence? Watch this video today.
After watching this video, you'll be able to understand how Lichen Sclerosus can contribute to your bathroom issues and have actionable options to help you get relief starting today.
*Note: These are general education sessions. Our providers can not and will not give specific medical advice.
About the speaker
Dr. Holly Horikawa received her B.S. in BioKinesiology from Chapman University in 2001 and continued on to
Duke University where she graduated in 2005, with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.
Holly has been practicing within the specialty of women’s health since 2006 and has morphed traditional physical
therapy with other modalities like visceral and neural manipulation to treat the whole person. She has completed various pelvic health-related continuing education courses and over 150 hours of training to become a Certified Lymphedema Therapist.
Holly has provided various educational lectures for Physicians and the community regarding pelvic physical therapy, breast health & wellness, and physical therapy following cancer treatments.
If you'd like to work with Holly reach out to her on her website at lokahiphysicaltherapy.com.