Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Program

Posted by on Feb 19, 2014 in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction

Here you can see our fun “rocket video game” surface EMG biofeedback pelvic floor muscle training program used for our pediatric population. 6-year-old Nick came to see us 4 weeks ago with his mom because of nightly bed-wetting or nocturnal enuresis and chronic constipation. He has always worn a pull-up diaper to bed despite having full control during the day since age 3. A full evaluation was performed which included an orthopedic screening, external pelvic floor muscle evaluation, visceral mobility/mobility exam and a surface EMG biofeedback test of his pelvic floor muscle...

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International Continence Society Conference 2013 in Barcelona

Posted by on Nov 5, 2013 in Continence, Male Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction, Protatitis/Chronic Pelvic Pain, Pudendal Neuropathy, Visceral Pain, Vulvodynia

Just attended a phone conference review of all of the new research presented at the International Continence Society 2013 in Barcelona. Some interesting research topics included: levator ani defects found in 13-39% women after vaginal delivery and MRI studies show that post partum women with levator ani defects at 6 months post partum may recover on their own yet some remain with major defects; patients with urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse who demonstrated severely weak or absent pelvic floor muscle contraction upon vaginal palpation and after being trained in proper...

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