Biofeedback Team

Biofeedback Team

Biofeedback is a nurse-led service at St Mark’s; as a behavioural approach it is entirely non-invasive and offers a non-surgical approach as an alternative for patients with bowel dysfunction.

The team consists of specialist nurses and physiotherapists who manage patients with a range of functional gastrointestinal disorders; the two largest being faecal incontinence and constipation.

Patients can be referred to a gastroenterologist, colorectal surgeon, counsellor, psychologist, psychotherapist, Dietitian and other nurse specialists if required.

The biofeedback department has an active body of research on new ways to deliver treatment, including group therapy, transcutaneous nerve stimulation and new irrigation system.