Bowel problems

Want happy Bowels? Then the Gold Coast PElvic Health Happy Bowels Program is for you and your Colon

Gastroenterology and Colorectal Pelvic Health service

Conditions treated:

  • Functional Constipation

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • ●  Funconal Bloang

  • ●  Funconal diarrhea

  • ●  Funconal Abdominal pain

  • ●  Faecal and Flatus Inconnence

  • ●  Faecal urgency

  • ●  Pelvic floor Dyssynergia, incoordinaon and perineal descent syndrome

  • ●  Pre and post‐operave care – colorectal cancers, Anorectal surgeries

  1. The Happy bowels therapy program

    I have put together is a highly evidenced based and experienced program that includes:

    • ●  Subjecve and objecve assessment via digital rectal exam, transabdominal and transperineal ultrasound of the exisng problem(s) and possible contribung factors

    • ●  The program Aims:

      • ○  Provide paent with educaon about the condion and strategies for managing it on a

        daily basis, normal bowel funcon and correcng misinformaon about bowel funcon

      • ○  Establishing a regular bowel habit and corrects defecaon dynamics to eliminate

        straining, pelvic floor muscle awareness and training for strength and relaxaon. A personalised programme designed to improve the funcon of the pelvic floor muscles involved in effecve bowel emptying and/or effecve bowel control.

      • ○  These are pracsed daily at home and may include Correcng posture & breathing paerns, Improving control of the abdominal muscles, Improving control of the pelvic floor and sphincter muscles

      • ○  Assistance with diet and medicaon – learning how to manage without bowel medicaons/laxaves or how to use them more effecvely

      • ○  Low FODMAPs diet assessment, eliminaon and fodmap rechallenge and individualizaon/implementaon of the FODMAP diet and long term management, Meal plans and eang out opons

      • ○  Dietary therapies – fibre, caffeine/fat/alcohol, Food chemical, Meal paerns, dietary triggers, Non‐celiac gluten sensivity

      • ○  Rectal balloon training ‐ This is a type of biofeedback and is used to teach the muscles (and the brain) how to perform the correct acons of ‘emptying’ or ‘holding on’. It also helps to train bowel sensaon – recognising a proper urge to go to the toilet. This treatment is safe and evidenced based and is able to detect clinical change in symptoms and improvement.

      • ○  Non‐diet therapies‐ cognive behavioural therapy, gut‐directed relaxaon: Relaxaon strategies using training in Mindfulness Based Cognive Therapy

      • ○  Ceasing/reducing laxaves, enemas, suppositories

Southport Pelvic Health Clinic

Osler House, 6/16 Tweed St, Southport QLD 4215

Bookings or change of appointment: (07) 5532 4644

Hope Island Pelvic Health Clinic

Homeworld Medical Center, 502 Hope Island Road, Helensvale, 4212

Bookings or change of appointment: 0422 434 200

Tugun Pelvic Health Clinic

John Flynn Private Hospital,

Fred Mckay house, Level 8, suite 8B,

42 Inland Dr, Tugun, QLD 4224

Bookings or change of appointment: (07) 5598 08 25

Burleigh waters Pelvic Health Clinic

Burleigh waters Eastbrooke Medical center

Shop 8, 1 Santa Maria Court, Burleigh Waters QLD 4220

Bookings or change of appointment: (07) 5568 6000

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