Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and symptoms of incontinence may affect any gender and age. Incontinence is embarrassing and socially limiting for patients and is not the result of normal aging. This health issue can successfully be treated with surface electromyography (sEMG) biofeedback when this modality is used by a knowledgeable and skilled provider. In combination with sEMG, behavioral intervention regarding fluid intake, normalized toileting patterns, and education on muscle function empower patients to overcome their symptoms. This article describes two patient cases, one with stress incontinence and fecal incontinence, the other with urge incontinence.
Pelvic Floor Biofeedback for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence and Fecal Incontinence
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Jane Kaufman, Kathryn Stanton, Tiffany Ellsworth Lee; Pelvic Floor Biofeedback for the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence and Fecal Incontinence. Biofeedback 1 September 2021; 49 (3): 71–76. doi: https://doi.org/10.5298/1081-5937-49.3.01
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