Dynamic Biofeedback Services

Serving the Greater Bay Area

                                               

  DYNAMIC BIOFEEDBACK

 

 

Dynamic self-regulation training includes the traditional biofeedback goals of acquisition of physiological self-control skills for reduction and control of pain and symptoms. The biofeedback process uses physiological information that is presented to you showing regarding changes in muscle activity, regional blood flow, heart rate, respiration, and so on to facilitate learning. Muscle control, differential relaxation, postural alignment, and autonomic regulation are incorporated as building blocks for each individual as needed.

 

Specific goals may include: improvement of postural alignment (self-guided through increased body awareness); reduction of excessive muscle effort at rest, between periods of action, during work; streamlined work technique to reduce strain during task performance; change of work habits to reduce strain on injured regions; and lowered arousal to improve physiological regulation over time. Treatment plans and training goals are individualized based upon symptoms, personal goals aggravating factors or tasks, and work requirements.

 

Dynamic biofeedback utilizes the same learning-based approach to self regulation during task performance. The overall goal remains symptom reduction with maximization of functional skills and tolerances. But the dynamic approach goes beyond traditional self-regulation training to enhance or alter performance factors as work is accomplished. The feedback is movement-based. Education regarding body mechanics and ergonomic principles is incorporated with training.

 

“Work-style modification” includes muscle and temperature feedback during movement to assess and modify (when appropriate) movement habits to reduce strain on injured and symptomatic structures. Awareness and modification of posture and/or work habits is emphasized.  Assessment of alternative equipment is available and can be incorporated with training for best results when requested.

 

On-site biofeedback is available to enhance or transfer dynamic self-regulation skills the workplace. It is often useful to start in the Ergonomics Lab where alternative equipment is available to easily modify heights, angles, etc. of the current workstation.