Overcome bowel movement problems with this short Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist video that teaches how to use the correct bowel emptying technique.
This video demonstrates the correct bowel movement position and technique technique to help avoid straining and protect the pelvic floor. Learn the highly effective ‘Brace and Bulge’ technique for overcoming bowel movement problems. The brace and bulge technique demonstrated is widely taught in clinical physiotherapy to overcome bowel movement problems and promote more effective emptying of the bowels without straining.
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Who will Benefit?
This short video is designed to help overcome bowel movement problems with:
Incomplete bowel movements;
Pelvic floor dysfunction:
Weak pelvic floor muscles;
Pelvic prolapse including uterine prolapse, bowel prolapse, rectal prolapse;
Pelvic surgery recovery including constipation after hysterectomy and after vaginal surgery/prolapse repair;
Current pregnancy and after childbirth; and
Pelvic pain or increased pelvic floor muscle tension.
‘Bowel Movement’ Video Content
Step-by-step instructions are provided for:
- How to sit and correct posture to improve bowel emptying;
- The ‘Brace and Bulge’ bowel movement technique that is frequently taught to promote complete bowel emptying without straining.
Bowel Movement Problems and Prolapse
Bowel movement problems are frequently experienced by women with prolapse of the back wall of the vagina, also known as rectocoele. Constipation and incomplete emptying with a prolapse can be caused by a combination of factors including; decreased sensation of rectal filling due to overstretching, pelvic floor muscle weakness and insufficient pelvic floor muscle relaxation during defaecation.
Strategies to assist bowel emptying with rectocoele include those outlined in this video: brace and bulge technique, correct positioning, management of stool consistency, relaxed breathing and pelvic floor strengthening.
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This video to help overcome bowel movement problems is presented by Australian Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Michelle Kenway. Michelle is the author of the internationally acclaimed physiotherapy guide Inside Out – the essential women’s guide to pelvic support .
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