Biofeedback to help your child's bladder control problems

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Biofeedback is a system that helps children identify and control certain muscles while urinating. Read about biofeedback for bladder control problems.

Key points

  • Children can have bladder control problems for several reasons.
  • If the cause of the problem has to do with the bladder muscles and the sphincter, biofeedback sessions may help the child.
  • A flow rate test with EMG will help doctors decide if biofeedback may be useful.
  • Biofeedback uses electrodes and video games to help your child learn to control the muscles needed for bladder control.
  • Your child should practice pelvic floor muscle exercises between biofeedback sessions.
Last updated: November 6th 2009