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.
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
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
Ranjita Borade Biofeedback Physiotherapist
Athena Rosa-D’Mello Biofeedback Physiotherapist
Hibaq Abdisalam Biofeedback Clinical Nurse Specialist
Anna Swatton Biofeedback Clinical Nurse Specialist
Shaila Kumar Biofeedback Clinical Nurse Specialist
Joanna Clark Biofeedback Counsellor
Evette Cooper Physiology HCA
Bernadette Olivar Physiology HCA
Mayur Pandya Physiology Receptionist
Victoria Verity Physiology Receptionist