Bowel Physiotherapy in Colchester 

 
Bowel/faecal incontinence 
 
Do you require bowel physiotherapy in Colchester? Look no further than Bodyworks Physiotherapy! We pride ourselves on being able to alleviate symptoms associated with all types of bowel problems, and sometimes even cure them completely. One of the most common issues our clients come to us with is bowel incontinence. While many see this as a taboo and delicate subject, it actually affects more of us than you think. It can be caused by childbirth, constipation, or injury to the nervous system. Many sufferers are able to learn to cope with this problem but end up restricting their lives by not going out, wearing limited types of clothing, and avoiding relationships. Here at Bodyworks Physiotherapy, we believe this is no way to live and we are here to help you live your life to its fullest with our leading bowel problem treatment in Colchester. 
 
Treatment will include: 
 
Strengthening exercises for the external anal sphincter 
Bowel advice including the correct postion to open your bowels 
Fluid and dietary advice 
Bowel training advice if there is also an element of urgency 

Bowel Problem Treatment in Colchester 

Constipation 
 
Constipation is another frequent issue our clients face and refers to bowel movements that are irregular or hard to pass. Causes of constipation include a lack of fibre, lack of fluids, inactivity, change in daily routine, or feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression. While you may find it difficult or uncomfortable to talk about both bowel incontinence and constipation, the experts at Bodyworks Physiotherapy are here to help! Typically, treatment includes a combination of dietary and fluid advice, muscle strengthening exercises, toilet position advice, and bowel training. Get in touch today to book in for bowel physiotherapy in Colchester and get your life back on track! 
The most common causes include: 
 
Not eating enough fibre – such as fruit, vegetables and cereals 
Not drinking enough fluids 
Not exercising or being less active 
Often ignoring the urge to go to the toilet 
Changing your diet or daily routine 
Stress, anxiety or depression 
A side effect of medication 
 
Treatment will include: 
 
Teaching you how to sit on the toilet correctly 
Diet and fluid advice 
Pelvic floor muscle re-education 
 
 
 
 
 
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you must see your GP as soon as possible: 
 
Bleeding from your back passage 
Blood in your stools (faeces), which can make them look bright red, dark red, or black 
A change in normal bowel habits lasting three weeks or more 
Unexplained weight loss and tiredness 
An unexplained pain or lump in your tummy 
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