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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in the Management of Constipation Webinar
Learn about a physiotherapist's role in the management of constipation

1-1.5 hours





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Mandy Roscher
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Mandy is a clinical physiotherapist with a focus on treating Persistent Pain and Women’s Pelvic Health conditions.

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Constipation is a multifactorial problem, with obstructed defecation playing an important role in the clinical picture. The interaction between the functioning of the pelvic floor muscles, intrarectal pressure and the integrity of the pelvic structures contribute to the difficulty in passing a bowel movement. In this webinar, Mandy Röscher introduces physiotherapists to their role in managing constipation. She highlights the important anatomy and physiology of the pelvis and rectal area and then outlines conservative management strategies for dyssynergic pelvic floor muscles and structural changes that can result in constipation.


This webinar aims to introduce physiotherapists to their role in the management of the pelvic floor and specific structural changes in the pelvis that can cause constipation.


This webinar recording consists of a 70-minute video and additional resources.

Target audience

This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.


Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1.2 Plus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.

Requirements to complete this course

In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:

  1. Respect the Plus Community Culture.
  2. Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
  3. Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
  4. Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
  5. Complete a course evaluation form.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identity the role physiotherapists can play in the management of constipation
  • discuss the role of the pelvic floor in constipation caused by obstructed defecation
  • list the four different types of dyssynergic defecation
  • explain how pelvic organ prolapse and anorectal prolapse contribute to constipation
  • identify the main physiotherapy management strategies for dyssynergic defecation and structural changes in the pelvis
Featured reviews
It is a very interesting course. I did not know much about constipation problems yet, so this is an excellent course to start with.
Patricia Boon