Managing Neurogenic Bowel

Course Summary

Upon successful completion of this course, attendees will learn how to evaluate and treat clients with neurogenic bowel. The course will start by providing an overview of the anatomy and physiology as it relates to the digestive system. This will provide a foundation for understanding why and how to treat clients with fecal incontinence using a client-centered approach. Attendees will learn evidenced based treatment interventions for upper motor neuron and lower motor neuron injuries and strategies for effective bowel programs.

Bundled Discount

Patients with neurogenic bowel often have neurogenic bladder which is why we always offer the following classes on the same day: neurogenic bowel, neurogenic bladder, intermittent catheterization for the female patient and intermittent catheterization for the male patient.  To receive a bundled discount and to learn about all topics, register for all 4 classes by clicking here.

Single Registrant - $30
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Requests for Accommodations -

If you require ADA accommodations, please contact AppleTree CEU at least two weeks prior to the course so accommodations can be made.

AOTA approved provider
Managing Neurogenic Bowel


  • Identify the key structures that regulate the digestive system.
  • Identify key differences between upper and lower motor neuron injuries as it relates to neurogenic bowel.
  • Summarize steps to complete bowel program for both upper motor and lower motor neuron injuries.
  • Identify 2 adaptive tools or assistive technology to increase independence with bowel program.

Credit info

Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants: AppleTree CEU AppleTree CEU is an AOTA approved provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 00383. This live in-person course is offered at 0.10 CEUs (Beginner level, Category of Domain of OT and Occupational Therapy Process.  The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

AOTA approved provider

Registered Nurses & Licensed Vocational Nurses: AppleTree CEU, LLC is pending approval through the Kansas State Board of Nursing. 

Disclosures – Mr. Despommier has no financial relationships to disclose. The nurse planner is a paid speaker for Convatec.  All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.


Check the registration tab for dates online.  If you would like to host a private course, please contact us! 

9:30 am Registration

10:00-11:00 Bowel Management

  • Statistics
  • Impact on daily life
  • Interdisciplinary approach
  • Therapy role

Anatomy and physiology

  • Bowel control
  • GI tract and accessory organs
  • Pelvic floor

Fecal Incontinence

  • Causes of incontinence
  • Neurogenic bowel
  • Treatment interventions
  • Bowel program

Course Completion Requirements

Certificates are provided upon successful completion of the course and evaluation form.


Managing Neurogenic Bowel Individual Registrant

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