Our biofeedback therapy allows you to bring unconscious bodily processes under your conscious control, relieving pain and other conditions.
Our team at Hampstead, Sneads Ferry, and Topsail Physical Therapy wants to help you make the best possible recovery or manage chronic symptoms as effectively as possible. We offer a wide range of treatment options to do this, and one of them is out biofeedback sessions. Keep reading to learn more about this treatment and the kinds of ailments it can help with.
To put it simply, biofeedback is a technique designed to help you become aware of and gain some control over certain involuntary bodily functions, such as your heart rate, breathing rate, or unconscious muscle activity. In a biofeedback session, our care providers will place electrodes or sensors on your skin to monitor various processes, and that data will be displayed for you on a monitor.
The idea behind this therapy is to increase awareness over your body and gain more control over your health–for example, if you suffer from chronic headaches, biofeedback can let you identify the specific brain waves that trigger them, and help you learn techniques to effectively turn those brain waves down. The sensors and monitors let you see this process in action, too, increasing your feelings of control over your body and its reactions. Some of the many conditions that this technique can help with include migraines, incontinence, high blood pressure, chronic pain, and more.
Our team hopes that this article has been helpful. If you are interested in trying biofeedback for yourself, we encourage you to give us a call today to set up an appointment.