Biofeedback is a procedure used to help individuals with stress, urge, and fecal incontinence gain awareness of and strengthen pelvic-floor muscles. Biofeedback usually is performed in conjunction with pelvic floor exercises (Kegel exercises). Specialized pressure transducers, which are placed in the vagina or rectum, and biofeedback instruments are used to reinforce correct Kegel techniques through visual and auditory cues. This can be helpful and motivating to residents who find it difficult to identify and isolate their pelvic floor muscles.
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