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Annual Symposium 2012

020 - An Introduction to Biofeedback and Behavioral Therapy for Bladder, Bowel, and Pelvic Floor Disorders

‐ Mar 1, 2012 11:30am

This session provides an introduction to the biofeedback practitioner's role in the treatment of bladder; bowel; and pelvic floor disorders. Common pelvic floor disorders are described; and biofeedback and behavioral treatment methods are outlined. Treatment methods include: retraining the function of the pelvic floor muscles using surface electromyography biofeedback; teaching the patient bladder or bowel urge control strategies; patient education regarding normal and abnormal bladder and bowel function; toileting postures and habits; relevant dietary changes; environmental and lifestyle changes; and other therapeutic modalities.


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