Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. Biofeedback therapy is an instrument-based learning process centered on operant conditioning. The goal of biofeedback therapy in defecatory disorders is to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, retrain rectal sensation and coordinate pelvic floor muscles during evacuation.
Jump to navigation. Chronic constipation inability to achieve satisfactory bowel emptying for a prolonged period with no apparent medical cause can be an embarrassing and socially restricting problem. There are many possible causes, including an inability to relax the muscles which control bowel movements. The purpose of this systematic review was to examine the effectiveness and side effects of biofeedback therapy used for the treatment of chronic constipation in adults who are unable to relax the muscles which control bowel movements. This review identified 17 eligible studies that included a total of participants.
Pelvic floor muscle training exercises are a series of exercises designed to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor. Pelvic floor muscle training exercises can help strengthen the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel large intestine. They can help both men and women who have problems with urine leakage or bowel control. A pelvic floor muscle training exercise is like pretending that you have to urinate, and then holding it.