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Biofeedback

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In order for children to achieve normal voiding or urinating, it is essential for them to fully relax their pelvic and urinary sphincter muscles. To help patients relax these important muscles, Boston Children's specialists use Biofeedback, an innovative and non-invasive approach that centers on a software program resembling a video game.

Here's what happens with Biofeedback:

  • First, skin patch electrodes are placed on the perineum and abdomen to measure the child’s state of relaxation.

  • Patients then perform fun, yet challenging exercises: When a patient successfully relaxes his or her muscles, the patient launches and lands computer-generated rocket ships or opens and closes blooming flowers.

We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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