Bowels and Defecation difficulties

Everyone needs to be able to empty their bowel effectively, but for some people it's not an easy process...

• Emptying the bowel effectively without straining can be a life long challenge for some people.
• Longstanding constipation and straining has negative consequences for the pelvic floor. It can lead to prolapse, worsening continence issues, painful bleeding haemorrhoids, and more.
• Learning good bowel habits and the optimal position and muscle pattern technique to evacuate the bowel can make everyday life so much less painful and frustrating.
• At Focus on Women Physiotherapy these types of problems can be identified and treated. Treatment is aimed at improving bowel habits, considering factors that influence stool consistency, learning optimal defecation positions and muscle patterns, in conjunction with pelvic floor rehabilitation. 

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