Women’s Health

Bowel Problems

Pelvic physiotherapy can help you improve your bowel function and habits.  Bowel problems can really affect one’s quality of life and lifestyle so it is best to seek early treatment. Bowel problems can affect any age – children, pregnant women, post natal women, or post menopausal women.  They can happen for many different reasons. Common bowel problems include bowel urgency, bowel or faecal incontinence, constipation, incomplete bowel emptying and dysfunctional bowel control problems.

Bowel problems often get worse over time and can lead to avoiding social occasions, fear of going out or needing to know where all the toilets are in a certain area or shopping centre. These problems can really affect your quality of life.  So if you have a bowel control problem seek advice. It may be a lot simpler to solve your bowel issues or manage the problem than you ever imagined. 

Our specialised Physiotherapists can help solve your bowel problems following a detailed assessment of your bowel condition and individualised treatment program.

They have had many years of experience working with all bowel control problems.  They are renowned for their empathy and caring treatment as well as their knowledge and success of improving bowel problems.

Common problems we treat include:

  • Constipation
  • Straining on toilet to pass bowel motion
  • Urgency to get to toilet for bowel motion
  • Soiling underwear
  • Incontinence or Leakage of bowel motions
  • Uncontrollable passing of wind
  • Dysfunction of anal sphincter
  • Weak anal sphincter

Treatment at Seasons of Life Physiotherapy for bowel issues includes:

  • Detailed history and assessment of issues
  • Transabdominal ultrasound to enable client to visualise pelvic floor muscle
  • Individualised rehabilitation programme
  • Progressive and functional exercises
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Correction of muscle dysfunction using biofeedback and other forms of therapy