bowel

health

There are many symptoms related to our bowel which can lead to dysfunction that can greatly affect your quality of life. Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is evidence-based for helping improve your symptoms and confidence. A bowel-health assessment covers; diet, exercise, bowel habits, positioning, medication and more which together can really assist in symptom management. Symptoms of bowel dysfunction, which physiotherapy can help with, are the following:

  • Constipation

  • Diarrhoea

  • Rectal prolapse (rectocele)

  • Management of intussusception

  • Anal pain 

  • Levator Ani Spasm or Proctalgia Reflux

  • Leaking wind, unexpectedly

  • Bowel urgency

  • Staining on underwear

  • Bowel (fecal) incontinence

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) 

  • Anismus / dyssynergia 

  • Low lying pelvic floor muscles

Self-management of these conditions can include the use of trans-anal irrigation which I can discuss with you in our consultation should this be clinically relevant to your symptoms.