An Introduction to Functional Bowel Disorders:

Assessment & Management

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

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 - Mr Warusavitarne/Mr Warren

  • 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 

Meet The Speakers


Lucy Allen - Course Organiser

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Director at Lucy Allen Physiotherapy

Specialist Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

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Oliver Warren - Guest Speaker 

Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

Chelsea & Westminster Hospital


Brigitte Collins - Guest Speaker

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Janindra Warusavitarne - Guest Speaker 

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Global Clinical Education Manager 

Macgregor Healthcare


Consultant Colorectal Surgeon

St Mark's Hospital


To sign up please complete the registration form and Email to Lucy:


22nd-23rd May 2021 - One Welbeck Clinic, London

Course Information

Course Registration Form