Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Q: How long is a session??
A typical biofeedback session takes approximately 45 minutes.
Q: How often do I come for biofeedback??
Typically, once or twice a week.
Q: How many sessions will I need??
Depending on the condition being addressed, 8 - 16 for traditional biofeedback or 20-40 for EEG biofeedback (neurofeedback).
Q: Do I practice at home??
Yes, You will be taught home practice exercises to help you integrate your skills into your everyday life.
Q: Does insurance cover biofeedback?
Sometimes. Call your carrier to find out.
Q: How do I get started? ?
Call us for an initial assessment.
Q: Does biofeedback work for children??
Biofeedback may be very effective for children with a variety of conditions, including ADHD, migraine headaches and functional abdominal pain.
By Mayo Clinic staff
Biofeedback is a complementary and alternative medicine technique in which you learn to control bodily functions, such as your heart rate, using your mind. With biofeedback, you're connected to electrical sensors that help you measure and receive information (feedback) about your body (bio). The biofeedback sensors teach you how to make subtle changes in your body, such as relaxing certain muscles, to achieve the results you want, such as reducing pain.
In essence, biofeedback gives you the power to use your thoughts to control your body, often to help with a health condition or physical performance. Biofeedback is often used as a relaxation technique.
1st session Assessment
In the first session, we take detailed information regarding the nature of the condition for which treatment is being sought, including presenting symptoms, history and environmental circumstances. Parents accompany children for this initial session. We will identify specific goals and objectives which will serve as milestones during the biofeedback training process. An actual biofeedback trial during the session will help determine the candidate's appropriateness for biofeedback. Following the initial evaluation, children may attend their biofeedback sessions without parents present in most cases.