Management of Faecal Incontinence by Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise and Behavioral Trainning- A Case Study
Keywords:fecal incontinence, kegal exercises, perineometre , monometry
Background: Fecal incontinence is the inability to control the release of bowel content. Also called
bowel incontinence, fecal incontinence ranges from an occasional leakage of stool while passing gas
to a complete loss of bowel control. However, successful management of women diagnosed with fecal
incontinence dependent on a proper assessment and a tailored made plan. This case study aims to show
the effectiveness of physiotherapy treatment in a 45-year-old patient diagnosed with fecal incontinence.
Methods: The patient was taught the kegel exercise and provided with a behavioral training programme.
Improvement was noted at the end of the 3 month of physiotherapy treatment plan and the patient no
longer had any involuntory leakage episodes.
Conclusions: The case study shows the successful outcome of physiotherapy management in a patient
with fecal incontinence.
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