Ellie Bradshaw – Biofeedback management for J pouch

Ellie Bradshaw – Biofeedback management for J pouch

Presented by Ellie BradshawPouch and Stoma Care Nurse at St Mark’s Hospital London.

Recorded on 29 May 2024 on behalf of the Red Lion Group.

The latest webcast in the RLG 2024 series took place on 29 May with Ellie Bradshaw talking about Biofeedback, a unique method of pouch emptying. Over fifty pouchees attended the event from the comfort of their own homes via zoom. Ellie is a highly experienced nursing specialist who used to be in charge of the Biofeedback unit at St Marks Hospital. She took a sabbatical to work at the Princess Grace Hospital in London and has now returned to St Marks to join the highly experienced and award winning pouch nurse specialist team. Her presence will add considerable capabilities and expertise to a team which is already world class. Ellie’s passion for helping pouchees was evident as she carefully walked us through the various ways in which pouchees can act and exercises they can do to improve and preserve their pouch function through control and strengthening of their pelvic floor. As well, she provided information on creams and medical devices which are available to pouchees and which can help to alleviate some of the common pouch issues, from which many of us suffer to a greater or lesser extent. In a lively and extended Q&A session Ellie was able to answer both broad and very personal pouch-related topics as diverse as sex for pouchees, night time incontinence, butt creams, stool thickeners, anus and lower back pain, how to achieve full emptying, probiotics, pelvic floor exercises and investigations when the pouch is not functioning well. The recording of the event is available on our You Tube channel – add link This was a compassionate and comprehensive talk packed full of practical tips and suggestions and some humour along the way to emphasise the messages. Another brilliant event from Ellie, who is a long-term supporter of the RLG charity, having been delivering talks for us since 2006. We are indeed grateful for all her support and delighted to have her back at St Marks. Thank you to all the attendees for such a great series of questions.

David Davies – RLG chairman