Exercises for Prolapsed Bowel Recovery

Prolapsed Bowel Recovery Exercises

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy videos and information to help you:

  • Improve bowel prolapse symptoms
  • Overcome bowel emptying problems
  • Exercise safely and avoid prolapse worsening

Start your Bowel Prolapse Exercises Now!

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prolapse exercises


with Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist Michelle Kenway

Learn how to exercise safely, strengthen your prolapse and reduce your risk of prolapse worsening.

Prolapse Exercises is a complete exercise guide for women with prolapse seeking to exercise safely and protect their pelvic floor.


What is a Prolapsed Bowel?

Bowel prolapse is also known as posterior vaginal wall prolapse or rectocoele

This type of prolapse occurs when the lower part of the bowel (rectum) moves forwards into the back wall of the vagina. Bowel movement problems such as straining with constipation and chronic diarrhoea can cause a prolapsed bowel.

Bowel Prolapse Symptoms

Some of the commonly occurring bowel prolapse symptoms include:

  • Visible bulge at the entrance of the vagina
  • Sensation of pelvic floor heaviness or vaginal fullness
  • Symptoms more noticeable with an impending bowel movement or following a bowel movement
  • Difficulty emptying the bowel completely (incomplete emptying)
  • Constipation

Some women do not experience prolapse symptoms despite having a prolapse.

Bowel Prolapse Therapy

Non-surgical treatment can alleviate prolapse symptoms and reduce the risk of prolapse worsening. Bowel prolapse recovery techniques include:

  • Training pelvic floor muscle strength and support
  • Training correct bowel emptying position and technique
  • Training pelvic floor relaxation for bowel emptying
  • Dietary modification to improve stool consistency
  • Managing coexisting general health problems
  • Modification of lifestyle factors
  • Fitting a support pessary