Sutter Center for Integrative Health
Biofeedback training uses simple electronic devices to measure and report information about a person's biological system. Biofeedback training can improve health by teaching a person to consciously regulate bodily functions that are normally unconscious, such as heart rate, breathing, and blood pressure. EMG Biofeedback measures muscle activity or muscular tension and can help improve a person's awareness and ability to either activate muscles for strengthening or learn how to relax muscles to decrease tension or spasm. Biofeedback training is particularly useful in treating health conditions where psychological factors are present. This form of healthcare is used for pain relief, stress reduction, insomnia, headache treatment, and muscle injuries with weakness, in-coordination, or abnormal tension.
Risa MacDonald, P.T., Ph.D.
Stephen B. Walker LMFT