What is biofeedback?
Biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle retraining is a treatment to help patients learn to strengthen or relax their pelvic floor muscles in order to improve bowel or bladder function and decrease some types of pelvic floor pain. It is a painless process that uses a computer monitor and special sensors to display information about muscle activity. This information or "feedback" is used to gain sensitivity and, with practice, control over pelvic floor muscle function. An important part of pelvic floor biofeedback therapy is consistent practice of the pelvic floor muscle exercises at home. With biofeedback, the patient can learn to stop using the incorrect muscles and start using the correct ones.
Who can benefit?
Conditions that can be improved with pelvic muscle retraining include: fecal incontinence, urinary incontinence, constipation that involves difficult or painful evacuation and some types of pelvic floor pain. Click here to learn more about biofeedback.
Who provides the service?
The Biofeedback Program Director is Amy J. Thorsen, MD. The following therapists are specially trained to provide biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle retraining. They are supervised by an onsite Colon and Rectal Surgeon.