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Faecal Incontinence: evidence based assessment and treatment

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Laura Worthing will present a literature review that was completed with her colleague Karen Crudden on the current evidence for pelvic floor muscle training for managing faecal incontinence. This will consider pelvic floor training alone, Biofeedback (balloon training, EMG, Manometer) and electrical stimulation.

Carolyn Pieri will provide health professionals with a better understanding of when to refer patients for anorectal manometry, and how these assessments are conducted and how to interpret their findings. She will also provide further overview of the nursing management of anorectal disorders.


Laura Worthing has recently completed her Master’s of Clinical Physiotherapy at Curtin University majoring in Continence and Women’s Health. She has previously worked at the Royal Hospital for Women, and currently holds two senior physiotherapy positions in Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapy both in the public and private sectors. She sees a range of pelvic health conditions including faecal incontinence, obstetric anal sphincter injuries, urinary incontinence, prolapse, pre and post-surgical patients, chronic pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction. She is currently the Chair of the NSW APA Women’s and Men’s Pelvic Health Committee.

Carolyn Pieri has been a registered nurse for 10 years and has an extensive background in colorectal nursing. She has completed her Graduate Certificate in Acute Care Nursing (2013) and a Masters in Nursing (Coursework) in 2016. She is currently working as the Anorectal Physiology Clinical Nurse Consultant at St George Hospital, Kogarah, NSW in which she works with patients suffering from bowel dysfunction. Carolyn performs and reports on anorectal physiology examinations including anal manometry, rectal sensory capacitance, rectoanal inhibitory reflex, pudendal nerve terminal motor latency and ultrasounds (endoanal, transvaginal and transperineal ultrasound).


Women's, Men's, Pelvic Health National Group

Date of Live Event


CPD Hours

1.5 Hours

Please note: The content of this Lecture on Demand (LOD) was captured via a recording of a live lecture at the APA premises. Due to the nature of the event and the recording method, this LOD may not have captured some of the questions/comments from live audience. Your purchase of this module indicates your acceptance of this.

Faecal Incontinence: evidence based assessment and treatment
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Health Assessments
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CPD Hours: 1.5 Hours
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