MNGI Digestive Health offers a variety of Pelvic Floor Care Services to our patients to diagnose and treat the muscular function the rectum and anal sphincters.
Our specialty Pelvic Floor Center offers a variety of Anorectal Manometry and Biofeedback for adult and pediatric patients to diagnose and treat the muscular function the rectum and anal sphincters. These services are offered at Plymouth and Woodbury for adult patients and Northeast Clinic page for our pediatric patients.
Anorectal manometry is a test that measures how well the rectum and anal sphincters work together to eliminate stool (feces). The anal sphincter has an internal and external sphincter, or valve, which helps to control continence (passing) of stool. These valves are made of muscles that control the opening and closing of the anus. The test measures the pressures of the anal sphincter muscles, rectal sensation and the reflexes that are needed for normal bowel movements.
Biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle retraining is a treatment to help you learn to strengthen or relax your pelvic floor muscles in order to improve bowel or bladder function and decrease some types of pelvic floor pain. It uses special sensors and a computer monitor to display information about muscle activity. This information or “feedback” is used to gain sensitivity, and control over pelvic floor muscle function.