Treating Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction with Biofeedback

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

At Pamela Morrison Physical Therapy a patient is trained to use surface electromyography (sEMG) pelvic floor muscle biofeedback. Patients with diagnoses: Vulvodynia, Interstitial Cystitis, Pudendal Neuralgia, Chronic Prostatitis, Endometriosis, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome usually have pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. The muscles tighten, shorten, and tender points or trigger points can develop causing more pelvic pain. sEMG biofeedback can help determine how up-regulated the muscles are via surface electrode stickers or internal probes. The patient then learns to relax their pelvic floor muscles by looking at the biofeedback unit and attempting to achieve a good (relaxed) resting level.