Management of Faecal Incontinence by Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise and Behavioral Trainning- A Case Study

Authors

  • Vinal Charpot
  • Minal Bhavsar

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijpot.v15i4.16503

Keywords:

fecal incontinence, kegal exercises, perineometre , monometry

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Vinal Charpot

Incharge Lecturer, Physiotherapists, Government Physiotherapy College, Civil Hospital,
Ahmadabad. Gujarat

Minal Bhavsar

Incharge Lecturer, Physiotherapists, Government Physiotherapy College, Civil Hospital,
Ahmadabad. Gujarat

Published

2021-07-19