Preparing for Your First Biofeedback Appointment
ξ Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time for
o You may be asked to reschedule your appointment if you are more than 15
ξ If you need to reschedule your appointment, please give a 24 hour notice so that the
appointment time can be filled by another patient.
o If appointments are not cancelled within a 24 hour time period, your insurance
may still be billed for that visit.
ξ If you cancel or miss 3 biofeedback sessions, your child will need to restart the program.
This will mean you will need to wait for the next opening.
ξ It is important that your child is following the Elimination Program.
o This will help your child be more successful in biofeedback.
ξ It is important that your child is able to relax and focus during the biofeedback
o Siblings that need biofeedback will not be started on the same day or during the
o If other family comes to the visit, it is important that they are able to let your
child focus and relax.
ξ During the biofeedback session, your child will be taught “exercises”.
o Our goal is to have your child do 5 sets of exercises everyday.
o Your child will also be asked to keep a diary. The diary should be brought to each
biofeedback session so that we can go over your child’s progress.
o Your child will be taught to do Quick Flicks every time before using the
ξ If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Pediatric Urology
Department at 608-263-6420.
1) Increase Fluid Intake: 6 to 8 – 8 ounce glasses of liquid daily. Half of the liquids
should be water.
o Avoid the 4 C’s: Caffeine, Carbonation, Chocolate and Citrus: Too much can
cause bladder irritation and increase wetting accidents.
2) Timed Voiding:
o Use the bathroom when getting up in the morning and before going to bed.
o Use the bathroom every 2 hours throughout the day to keep your child’s bladder
o Relax while using the bathroom, use a foot stool so that your child can place feet
3) Develop Regular Bowel Habits: Goal of 18 grams of fiber daily (Bran fiber is best)
o Increase fiber that your child eats.
o Talk to your provider about fiber supplements or if you should use a stool softener
4) Hygiene (For Girls)
o Avoid using scented soaps, lotions and bubble baths.
o Be sure to always wipe from front to back.
o Girls should sit on the toilet with legs opened wide, feet flat and elbows on knees.
Your health care team may have given you this information as part of your care. If so, please use it and call if you
have any questions. If this information was not given to you as part of your care, please check with your doctor. This
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