Dr. Howard Glazer, Ph.D. Addresses Post Prostate Surgery Male Urinary Incontinence in an Upcoming Webinar on SEMG Assessment & Treatment

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The Biofeedback Federation of Europe is pleased to announce an upcoming webinar for healthcare professionals on the use of SEMG biofeedback for the assessment and treatment of urinary incontinence in men. Dr. Howard Glazer will discuss how his method can aid men in their recovery from prostate surgery.

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In the attached video, Howard Glazer, Ph.D. discusses the early work of Dr. Arnold Kegel on biofeedback for the pelvic floor.

In men, the prevalence of incontinence is much lower than in women, however it is a major side effect of prostate surgery and pads aren't the only solution.

On April 9, 2014, the Biofeedback Federation of Europe welcomes Dr. Howard Glazer, an expert in the field of incontinence and pelvic floor health, to present a webinar on "Post Radical Prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence". Incontinence is something we don't usually talk about - especially male incontinence. Lately, ads have been cropping up with former professional athletes promoting masculine protection pads. In men, the prevalence of incontinence is much lower than in women, however it is a major side effect of prostate surgery and pads aren't the only solution.

Dr. Glazer's method begins with an assessment requiring the use of a rectal sensor that records a series of voluntary muscle contractions with intervening rest periods. The entire muscle evaluation process takes approximately seven minutes and the procedure is painless. After the assessment, clients are taught the exercise position, contraction type, contraction duration, and number of repetitions which maximize the exercise to normalize the patient's SEMG muscle measurements relative to their asymptomatic referenced control group. The biofeedback device employed in the exercise provides immediate feedback so that the client can gauge the accuracy and success of their training. It can be useful for men who need an understanding of the way their pelvic muscles are involved in different conditions and disorders and can help guide them to improved health. According to Dr. Glazer , “Research cited in Glazer & Lane suggests that early identification and intervention, including pre-surgical assessment, offers patients an opportunity for improved outcome.”

Dr. Glazer's Post Radical Prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence Webinar
Date: Wednesday, April 9th
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 pm Eastern Time (USA & Canada)
Presenter: Dr. Howard I. Glazer

About the BFE Glazer Team
Howard I. Glazer, Ph.D. is Board Certified in Pelvic Floor Muscle Biofeedback by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA BCB-PMD) and is a faculty member of The Biofeedback Federation of Europe (BFE). Doctor Glazer specializes in the use of intrapelvic surface electromyographic biofeedback for the assessment and treatment of incontinence, gastrointestinal, chronic lower urogenital tract pain, and sexual disorders. Doctor Glazer practices and resides in New York City. He also heads up the BFE IREP (International Research & Education Project) team that is made up of a wide range of health professionals including physical therapists, physicians, nurses and psychologists from multiple specialties and representing a wide variety of practice situations from private clinics to university research hospitals.

The BFE Glazer Team members and affiliates are located around the world in countries such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Israel, South Africa, the US and the UK. Live interaction via the internet allows team members to discuss and view sEMG results in real time. Each professional provides valuable feedback in regards to possible contributing factors, prognosis and treatment options for each patient.

About the Biofeedback Federation of Europe
The BFE is supported by Biofeedback Federation CIC, a non-profit organization located in London, England. The purpose of the organization is to disseminate knowledge in the field of biofeedback through its “Learn From the Best” program. The program offers a variety of webinars, online classes, courses, software and workshops with applications in healthcare, mental health, optimal performance and sport. Content is developed independently by International Research & Education Project (IREP) teams. For more information, visit the BFE Online Shop.

Carol Meyers
BFE Education Manager

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