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Post Graduate Courses

If you are a Physiotherapist or Nurse specialist looking to expand your clinical practice in to the wonderful specialities of Colorectal and Gastroenterology then these courses are for you!


There is a 2 day 'Introduction to Functional Bowel Disorders' course which is aimed at those with pelvic floor experience who are looking to expand their practice in to digestive health or would like to increase their knowledge base.

In the spring/summer of 2023 there will also be a 1 day 'Advanced Digestive Health Practice' course for those who already have a digestive health caseload and are looking to gain better knowledge and understanding of more complex presentations. Click here for more information.


An Introduction to Functional Bowel Disorders:
Assessment & Management

The course is spread over 2 days and is aimed at clinicians starting out in their functional bowel career who are looking to learn how to competently assess and manage patients with a variety of gut disorders.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Be able to effectively and safely assess a patient with functional bowel dysfunction 

  2. Be able to formulate an appropriate management plan of a patient with functional bowel dysfunction 

  3. Confidently apply effective treatment modalities 

  4. Be aware and conform to professional nursing/physiotherapy standards in relation to the assessment and management of patients with functional bowel disorders.


Day 1

Day 2

  • Objective Assessment recap

  • Investigations for functional bowel disorders

  • Anopress Manometry

  • Colorectal Surgeon's role 

  • Demonstration and practice of treatment techniques

  • Trans Anal Irrigation - Brigitte Collins

  • Biofeedback the Holistic Approach

  • Welcome and Introduction

  • Professional Issues in Gut Health

  • Anatomy and Physiology 

  • An Overview of Functional Bowel Disorders

  • Subjective Assessment

  • Objective Assessment

  • Practical - Peer physical examination 

To sign up please complete the registration form and Email to Lucy:
13th-14th May 2023 - London
11th-12th November 2023 - London

Dublin, Belfast and Scotland coming soon!

Course Information

Course Registration Form

For information on the Advanced Course Series please click here


This course was fantastic. Lucy is a so knowledgeable and such a patient teacher. She makes you feel excited about treating bowel problems with her enthusiasm. I now feel completely confident to treat bowel problems which is fantastic after just one course "

Caroline, May 2021

“This course gave me a  great foundation in assessment and treatment on bowel conditions. I left feeling confident to encorporate all I'd learned into my practice, having spent extensive time on both theory and practical aspects. I would highly recommend this course. Thank you Lucy!"

Claire, May 2021

Great course in a small group with excellence content and very useful practical part with full attention from tutor. Cannot wait for an advance course! "

Magdalena, May 2021

Meet The Speakers

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Lucy Allen - Course Organiser

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Director at Lucy Allen Physiotherapy

Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

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Janindra Warusavitarne - Guest Speaker 

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

St Mark's Hospital


Brigitte Collins - Guest Speaker

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Global Clinical Education Manager 

Macgregor Healthcare


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