Most of us take bowel control for granted and give it little thought, that is until things go wrong… Bowel function and control is actually a complex and incompletely understood process, involving delicate co-ordination of many different nerves and muscles. There is a very wide range of ‘normal’ bowel function between different people, and our perception of what is normal is mostly based on personal experiences. Most of us do not discuss bowel habit with our friends or family. Believe it or not, but there is actually some science behind opening your bowels work and the correct position and straining techniques can make and significant improvement for those with bowel problems. In my clinic there are no ‘taboo’ topics and there is no need for you to ‘suffer in silence’.