Bowel control

Did you know that 1 in 20 Australians have a bowel control problem?

What are the symptoms?

This can range from difficulty stopping yourself from passing wind to having accidents from the back passage like loss of liquid, stools or smears.

Experiencing this is called faecal incontinence, and can have a massive impact on your quality of life and the way you live.

What are the causes?

There can be numerous causes like:

  • Obstetric injury
  • Pelvic floor and sphincter muscle weakness or wasting
  • Neurological conditions
  • Bowel or other pelvic surgery
  • Chronic constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome and many more reasons.

Our pelvic physiotherapists at Body Sense Physiotherapy can offer you a comprehensive assessment to help you regain control to the best of your ability.

Women can experience difficulty emptying their bowel due to; poor muscle control, difficulty coordinating the pelvic floor muscles, prolapse, chronic constipation, incorrect seating position and poor stool type. Our pelvic physiotherapists can offer a comprehensive assessment of your concerns, give you simple management tools to improve your ability to empty the bowel and maintain lifelong good bowel habits.

For more information, please contact our friendly staff or to make a booking


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