Biofeedback often relies on the use of a precise instrument that will monitor certain body functions/activities and provide visual and/or audio "feedback" to the user of certain muscle activity in the target area. Thus, the use of the Biofeedback Monitor for Biofeedback Training will provide the user with enhanced visibility and confirmation of such activity which will serve as an aid to acquiring enhanced voluntary control of the muscles and body function being addressed.
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Anorectal Biofeedback Training via the use of a Biosearch Monitor 5 Perineometer and Anorectal Probe is a method of treating patients suffering from various degrees of fecal and urinary* incontinence caused by factors such as congenital anorectal malformations, spina bifida, injury, surgery or post-pregnancy trauma.
Anorectal Biofeedback Training via the use of a Biosearch Monitor 10 Perineometer
and Anorectal Probe is a method of treating patients suffering from various degrees of fecal constipation often related to such conditions including Hirschsprung's disease, Parkinson's disease, lead poisoning, Encopresis and irritable bowel syndrome, etc.
*For urinary incontinence the use of Perineometer to assist with Kegel Exercises (pelvic floor muscle exercises) may increase bladder control.
In the case of Anorectal Biofeedback Training using these Biosearch devices, the immediate audio and visual proof of success (learned muscle contraction and dilation as indicated and measured by the Biosearch Monitor's LED lights and audio control) allows the patient to visualize the slightest muscle response in a normally "blind" and non-visible region of the anatomy thus allowing the patient/user to learn or relearn which conscious and unconscious thoughts control the desired muscle response.
The success of any biofeedback training program depends for the most part on the patient/user and their willingness to participate and practice the exercises monitored. The goal of this training is for the patient/user to eventually be able to achieve success and bodily control without the use of the monitor. Before considering the use of this or any biofeedback device, the age, condition and willingness of the patient/user must be taken into account.
Illustrated Above: Anorectal Probe is inserted into rectum, probe is advanced until black ring marker reaches the anal verge. 10-20 cc of air has been introduced into the Stool Simulation balloon (the use of this feature is optional) to simulate to the patient the arrival of stool. Once the Probe is in place and inflated, sphincter contraction or dilation should be attempted by the patient and monitored.