Constipation is a common problem that we treat. It is often cause by overactivity and poor pelvic floor and abdominal strength.

Common symptoms of constipation include: Feeling like you have not fully emptied your bowels in more than 25% of bowel movements. A feeling of obstruction in more than 25% of bowel movements Having to use manual manoeuvres to empty your bowels in more than 25% of bowel movements Less than 3 bowel movements per week Lack of loose stools, and there are no symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

There are many causes of constipation including:
- Insufficient levels of fibre
- Insufficient levels of physical activity
- Certain medications
- Intake of dairy
- Dehydration
- Use of laxatives
- Travelling
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Pregnancy
- Menstruation
- Colorectal issues
- Issues with your intestines.

There are many ways to treating constipation. These treatments can include making changes to your diet and exercise, strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, and designing and using a scheduled toilet system. If you experience any of the above, please give us a call to see one of our physiotherapists on 015253440 or you can book online at


Constipation is a condition characterized by infrequent bowel movements or difficulty passing stools. Individuals should consider seeking specialized care at our physiotherapy clinic if they experience persistent constipation, discomfort, or if lifestyle factors contribute to bowel irregularities. Our clinic provides assessments to identify contributing factors and offers personalized physiotherapy interventions aimed at improving bowel function.

Specialized physiotherapy care at our clinic for constipation involves a thorough assessment to understand contributing factors such as pelvic floor dysfunction or muscle imbalances. Treatment may include pelvic floor exercises, lifestyle modifications, and education on bowel habits. Individuals can expect personalized sessions focused on improving bowel function and providing strategies for long-term relief.

Yes, physiotherapy at our clinic can include exercises and lifestyle recommendations to address constipation-related issues and promote regular bowel movements. Our physiotherapists may provide guidance on pelvic floor exercises, hydration, and dietary habits that support optimal bowel function. These strategies aim to empower individuals with tools for ongoing constipation management.

Physiotherapy at our clinic is beneficial for individuals with various levels of bowel irregularities, including those with occasional or mild constipation. Our approach is tailored to each individual's unique needs, aiming to provide relief and prevention strategies. Whether constipation is chronic or occasional, physiotherapy can be a valuable component of a comprehensive plan for managing and improving overall bowel health.