Cleveland Clinic defines biofeedback as the process of gaining greater awareness of many physiological functions by primarily using instruments that provide information on the activity of those same systems with a goal of being able to manipulate them at will! An electromyograph (EMG) uses surface electrodes to detect muscle action potentials from underlying skeletal muscles that initiate muscle contraction. Weak muscles give off limited proprioceptive sensations needed to gauge the effectiveness of the contraction – When PFM’s are weak, there is a strong tendency to substitute abdominal and gluteal contractions which gives faulty feedback for the desired contraction.
Biofeedback only affects existing responses. It may be used to improve health, performance, and the physiological changes which often occur in conjunction with changes to thoughts, emotions, and behavior. Eventually, these changes may be maintained without the use of extra equipment
Biofeedback is used as a treatment tool and a diagnostic tool. We are the primary location in Pensacola, Fl that offers this amazing service! It is useful for improving awareness and coordination of the pelvic floor muscles for men, women, and children!