St Mark's HospitalLondon North West Healthcare

Biofeedback

Description of Service

A few specialist centres offer biofeedback therapy (bowel and muscle retraining). This treatment usually involves an initial assessment by a specialist nurse or physiotherapist who will obtain a detailed assessment of your bowel symptoms, general health, diet, lifestyle and any other factors that may influence your bowel function.

From this assessment and the results of any other investigations you may have had, the therapist will discuss with you the likely cause of your problems and set an individualised treatment programme with strategies for you to follow.
Most patients have further appointments at regular intervals. It usually takes several months for improvement to occur and this improvement often continues following completion of therapy. You will have to work hard to make this therapy effective. However, the majority of people find this therapy improves their bowel function.

Biofeedback Treatment

Before the first appointment patients are posted a symptom questionnaire and a bowel diary to complete and bring into hospital. Initially each patient will have an assessment interview.

Location Within Hospital

Biofeedback is located on Level 4 of St Mark’s Hospital, accessible from Northwick Park Hospital through the link corridor.

Hours of Service

The team work flexible hours in order to accommodate most patients.

The Biofeedback Team

The Biofeedback Team

Brigitte Collins, Lead Nurse, and Team Leader for the Biofeedback Therapy Team

– Specialist interest in Hypnotherapy.

Elissa Bradshaw, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Biofeedback Therapy

– Specialist interest in neuromodulation

Anna Swatton, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Biofeedback therapy

– Specialist interest in Psychosexual dysfunction

Lucy Allen Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Biofeedback

– Specialist interest in Pelvic floor dysfunction

Rebecca Knox Clinical Nurse Specialist in Biofeedback Therapy

– Specialist interest in Adolescents

Ranjita Borade Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist Biofeedback

– Specialist interest in Urology

Avril Burns Counsellor Specialist in Biofeedback Therapy

Diane Brundrett, Advanced dietician

– Specialist interest in FODMAP diet