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DIGESTIVE HEALTH

Functional bowel disorder is a term used to describe a bowel that does not function properly in the absence of disease. The symptoms of a functional bowel disorder can have a significant impact on quality of life and in many cases go unreported for a long time.

 

Types of functional bowel disorders and other related conditions that we treat:

  • ​Haemorrhoids/piles

  • Anal fissures

  • Management of IBS/IBD symptoms

  • Rectocele/rectal prolapse

  • Frequency/urgency/incontinence (stool or flatus)

  • Constipation/obstructive defecation or incomplete emptying

  • Obstetric anal sphincter injuries (OASI)

  • Painful sex

  • Pelvic pain (including anal pain)

  • Rehab following anal or bowel surgery, stoma closure, radio/chemotherapy

  • Low Anterior Resection Syndrome (LARS)

At Sprint, our specialist pelvic health team offer clinically proven treatment options for a range of pelvic floor disorders in both men and women of all ages. Biofeedback is a term that encompasses this holistic management of these conditions.

Treatment options:

At Sprint we can use a variety of biofeedback techniques to help improve and manage your symptoms. Your specialist physiotherapist will advise you on the best treatment options for you.

  • Education

  • Pelvic floor and anal sphincter strengthening exercises or down-training

  • Scar massage/visceral therapy

  • Deferral training

  • Bowel emptying techniques

  • Rectal desensitisation

  • Electrotherapy

  • Biofeedback (machines)

  • Diet advice

  • Medication advice

  • Anal inserts/plugs

  • Transanal irrigation

  • Exercise therapy eg. Pilates

 

We also link with a number of specialist consultants across London and can refer you on for further assessment if required.

Our digestive health team includes:

  • Specialist pelvic health physiotherapists

  • Soft tissue therapists

  • Pilates instructors 

  • Nutritionist

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or visit What to expect from your initial appointment for more information.