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Biofeedback Therapy

Biofeedback Therapy:  Biofeedback therapy is a non-invasive tool that teaches patients how to control the muscles that are involved with urination.  This treatment is used for patients with daytime incontinence, nighttime incontinence, frequent UTIs, vesicoureteral reflux, or irritating bladder symptoms such as urinary urgency, frequency, or incomplete bladder emptying.

External patches are applied to the skin of the lower abdomen and the buttocks.  These patches are connected to a computer.  Using video gaming technology, the child controls the games by contracting or relaxing their different muscle groups.  The goal of biofeedback therapy is to teach the child how to contract and relax the pelvic floor muscles appropriately; therefore, improving their ability to store urine and empty their bladder more effectively.  The child will likely have an EMG/ uroflowmetry during their biofeedback session. 

You should expect the biofeedback sessions to last approximately 60 minutes.