Learn how to overcome your bowel movement problems with this short Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist video that teaches how to use the correct bowel emptying technique.
Bowel Movement Video Content
Step-by-step instructions and demonstration for:
- How to sit and correct posture to improve bowel emptying;
- The ‘Brace and Bulge’ bowel movement technique taught by Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists.
This short video is designed to help you overcome bowel movement problems with:
Pelvic prolapse problems
Chronic constipation and straining
- Prolapse surgery or hysterectomy recovery
- Pelvic pain or increased pelvic floor muscle tension
- Recent childbirth
Bowel Movement Problems and Rectal Prolapse
This video demonstrates the correct bowel movement position and technique technique to avoid straining and protect your pelvic floor.
Learn the highly effective ‘Brace and Bulge’ technique for overcoming bowel movement problems. This bowel movement technique is widely taught in clinical physiotherapy to overcome bowel movement problems and promote effective emptying of the bowels without straining.
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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