Lower Bowel Dysfunction

What is Bowel Dysfunction?

Bowel dysfunction refers to a range of issues that affect the normal functioning of the bowel or large intestine. It encompasses various conditions that can impact bowel movements, stool consistency, and overall gastrointestinal health.

What are the Symptoms?

Symptoms of bowel dysfunction may include:

  • Constipation: Difficulty passing stools or infrequent bowel movements.
  • Diarrhoea: Loose or watery stools occurring frequently.
  • Incontinence: Inability to control bowel movements, leading to accidental leakage.
  • Abdominal Pain: Discomfort or pain in the abdominal region.
  • Bloating: Feeling of fullness or swelling in the abdomen.
  • Incomplete Emptying: Sensation of not fully evacuating the bowels.
  • Loss of Flatus Control
  • Bowl Urgency and Urge Incontinence
  • Silent Leaking

How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Physiotherapy plays a vital role in managing bowel dysfunction by:

  • Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: Targeted exercises to strengthen and coordinate pelvic floor muscles.
  • Biofeedback Training: Assisting individuals in gaining better control over pelvic muscles.
  • Education: Providing information on bowel health, dietary habits, and lifestyle modifications.
  • Manual Therapy: Hands-on techniques to address muscle tension and improve function.
  • Tailored Exercise Programs: Designing personalised routines to address specific symptoms and needs.

Physiotherapy offers a non-invasive and holistic approach to improving bowel function, promoting overall pelvic health, and enhancing the quality of life for individuals dealing with bowel dysfunction. Always consult with a healthcare professional for a thorough evaluation and personalised treatment plan.

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Whether you’re seeking relief from chronic pain, looking to improve your pelvic floor strength, or need support during pregnancy and postpartum recovery, we’re here to help.

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