BIOFEEDBACK ASSOCIATION OF SOUTH AFRICA

      



Types of Biofeedback

·        Biofeedback

Biofeedback is a technique that trains clients to improve their health by controlling certain bodily processes that normally happen subconsciously. These processes are respiration, heart rate, blood pressure, muscle tension, skin temperature and internal arousal levels as reflected in sweat gland activity. Therefore, biofeedback is a form of self-regulation where the aim is to bring awareness to the way in which the mind/thoughts trigger physiological processes within the body. (read more)

·        Neurofeedback

Neurofeedback is a specific form of biofeedback, providing feedback to the brain so that functioning can be optimized. Extensive research has shown that neurofeedback is an effective option for children and adults with difficulties such as concentration problems, hyperactivity, depression, anxiety and sleep disorders. It is a non-invasive method of training the brain to optimize the intricate interplay of brainwaves that determine our behaviour, emotions, thoughts and attention. (read more)

·        Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Pelvic Floor and Urinary Incontinence biofeedback is based on findings from clinical studies. The Agency for Health Care Policy and Research has recommended biofeedback as an intervention for urinary incontinence. It may also help people with fecal incontinence. (read more)

·        Heart Rate Variability

        

Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback allows one to gain control over your body's response to stress. This cardiorespiratory feedback training strengthens homeostasis in the baroreceptors and has an effect on the vagal afferent pathway to the pre-frontal cortical area. It is an evidence-based training modality during which a client is trained to improve their mental and physical resilience. (read more