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.

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Biofeedback Therapy For Bowel Dysfunction

Nurse Physiotherapy Led Pelvic Floor Biofeedback Unit

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 in ACAD area 5 of Central Middlesex Hospital.

Hours of Service

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

The Biofeedback Team

Tatenda Marunda Lead Biofeedback Practitioner LNWUH and Honorary Clinical Research Fellow RN QMUL

Jenny Haynes Physiology Unit Manager

Hannah Cuthbert Clinical Physiologist / Clinical Scientist

Alex Dennis Clinical Physiologist / Clinical Scientist

Anna Brophy Biofeedback Physiotherapist

Athena Rosa-D’Mello Biofeedback Physiotherapist

Xiaoling Tang Biofeedback Clinical Nurse Specialist

Phoebe Dumaram Biofeedback Clinical Nurse Specialist

Shaila Kumar Biofeedback Clinical Nurse Specialist

Shirley Balneg Physiology HCA

Uruthirarubini Gajanthan Physiology HCA

Ciara Glynn  Physiology HCA

Sabah Abdullahi Patient Pathway Co-ordinator

Monica Crawford Physiology Receptionist

Luis Lopes Physiology Receptionist