Biofeedback

“Discover How You Can Regain Control of Your Muscles & Stop Pain in its Tracks with Biofeedback!”

What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is a technique that physical therapists use to evaluate and control different functions of the body. When a patient participates in biofeedback treatments, they are connected to electrical sensors through myoMuscle™ software. These sensors help provide helpful information about the body.

Due to the information received from the sensors, your physical therapist can help you make subtle changes to your body (such as relaxing certain muscles) in order to relieve pain and improve function. Biofeedback helps patients improve their health conditions and physical performance by allowing for new ways to practice body control. If you are interested in learning more about biofeedback and how it may benefit you, contact Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance today.

Common Conditions That Biofeedback Can Help With

Lower Back & Sciatica

Sports Medicine & Injuries

Neck Pain & Stiffness

Shoulder & Rotator Cuff

Knee Pain

Foot, Ankle, & Plantar Fasciitis

Whiplash & Motor Vehicle Injuries

Headache & TMJ

How Does Biofeedback Work?

The myoMuscle™ software module features an intricate and sophisticated toolset capable of handling any type of neuromuscular-kinesiological data captures with our Ultium-EMG sensors, as well as any other legacy EMG systems. Real-time data is automatically synchronized in an all-in-one analysis, enabling detailed insight for muscle performance.

There are a variety of biofeedback methods that our licensed physical therapists in Fort MyersCape Coral & Estero, FL employ. They may decide to do any combination of these methods, based on the nature of your condition and your overall goals. The different types of biofeedback methods include:

Muscle contraction. Sensors are placed on your skeletal muscles through an electromyograph (EMG). This is done to monitor how electrical activity impacts muscle contraction.

Breathing. This is also known as “respiratory biofeedback.” Bands are placed around your abdomen and chest, in order to monitor your breathing patterns and respiration rate.

Brain waves. Sensors are placed on your scalp through an electroencephalograph (EEG). This is done to monitor your brain waves.

Heart rate. This method may be conducted in one of two ways: 1) sensors are placed on your fingers and earlobes through a photoplethysmograph to detect blood volume changes, or 2) sensors are placed on your wrists, lower torso, and chest through an electrocardiograph (ECG), in order to monitor your heart rate and how it may vary.

Temperature. Sensors are attached to your fingers and feet. This is done to monitor your blood flow to your skin as a temperature measurement. Your temperature may drop if you are stressed out, and your physical therapist may walk you through relaxation techniques.

Sweat gland activity. Sensors are attached to your fingers, palm, and/or wrists through an electrodermograph (EDG). This is done to monitor your sweat gland activity and skin perspiration.

Who is a Candidate for Biofeedback?

There are a wide range of conditions that biofeedback can monitor and help treat. These include physical, mental, and emotional conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Chronic pain
  • High blood pressure
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches and migraines

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

  • Asthma

  • Fecal and urinary incontinence

  • Constipation

  • Side effects of chemotherapy

  • Raynaud’s disease

  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ)
  • Stroke

Get in Contact With Us Today About Biofeedback

There are several benefits to participating in biofeedback treatments. As a non-invasive way to monitor different aspects of the body and determine where changes in muscle movement should be made, biofeedback can improve function. In many cases, biofeedback treatments can even eliminate the need for harmful drugs or surgical correction, as they provide imperative information on the root of the problem. By doing so, our physical therapists are then able to design specialized treatment plans to treat the issue at its core.

Biofeedback treatments have also been helpful for women who may not be able to take any medications due to pregnancy. The treatments are a safe, natural, and effective way to relieve pain and regain optimum function of your body. Overall, biofeedback treatments are a great way to provide recovery from a large number of conditions, by focusing on body control and allowing you to feel more in control of your health.

If you are suffering from a physical, mental, or emotional condition that is limiting your daily life, biofeedback treatments may be for you. Contact our Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL physical therapy office today to schedule a consultation and discuss how you may benefit from biofeedback. At Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance, we are dedicated to improving your health and wellness so you can get back to living your life.

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Cyrus SettineriCyrus Settineri
22:54 04 Dec 23
Dr Sharon was diligent in dealing with my back and neck issues. She increased my mobility tremendously and the home exercises she gave me did wonders for my golf game and general health. I want to continue a program to increase my mobility even more and enjoy the benefits of painless activities. Her program has done wonders
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Steven KlauberSteven Klauber
15:32 30 Mar 23
In September 2022 I had a complex shoulder surgery and began a regimen of physical therapy with Dr. Sharon Sims of Back in Motion here in Verandah. I can only say that today I’m in better physical shape then I’ve been in years. By following her treatment plan I’m able to play “pain free golf” a couple of time a week and participate in fitness activities -- pickleball is next on my list. It wasn’t easy, requiring a lot of work, but it paid off. Thanks Dr. Sharon.I have been seeing Dr. Sharon for a few weeks. After the 2nd visit the severe lower back pain was alleviated. So much so that I have been able to resume golf with much better swing ( although that's not saying much LoL).If you need physical therapy this is the place and she is the right doctor.Be prepared to work hard. If you follow directions you'll be satisfied.
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Lorri AlbrechtLorri Albrecht
21:11 04 Jan 23
Dr. Sharon is a miracle worker! I ended up with nerve damage after a partial knee replacement and was very slow to recover. Dr. Sharon kept me motivated even though I was not seeing immediate improvement. I kept at it and she has helped me build back my quad strength and range of motion. She noticed I also had some back issues and the orthopedic inserts she recommended for me are really alleviating my back pain and helping me with my gait. I also tried dry needling and that also helped relieve pain and helped with my range of motion. My surgeon said it could take up to a year for my nerves to regenerate and I plan on continuing to see Dr. Sharon until I reach my goal of walking without a limp and being able to resume an active lifestyle. Dr. Sharon was able to adapt exercises so that I could feel that I was improving and her vast experience in the field was obvious. I strongly recommend Dr. Sharon for both flexibility and pain treatment as well as post operative care. She is the best!
Karl SchmittKarl Schmitt
16:25 01 Dec 22
Sharon is an excellent physical therapist, highly competent, professional and personable! She has been helping me with both my shoulder and my back. I am now comfortably walking, doing the elliptical and biking, and will be golfing and playing pickleball soon. Thanks so much!
P VandegriffP Vandegriff
21:25 10 Sep 22
I attended an arthritis discovery seminar by Dr. Sharon Sims and found it very informative. I booked my first appointment for an evaluation and the office staff made the process extremely easy and more importantly, efficient! Dr. Sharon's diagnosis was thorough and a treatment plan immediately put into place and future appointments booked. I feel much better after just 4 appointments. Thank you, Dr. Sharon and Back in Motion! Highly recommend!
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14:49 05 Mar 22
I suffered a stroke in early October 2021. The stroke mostly resulted in numbness and loss of sensory perception on my left side. However, Dr. Sharon pointed out that it also involved some loss of some motor skills along with a weakened sense of balance.Dr. Sharon has been working with me not only in strengthening my left side but also increasing my sense of balance which has definitely improved over the last several weeks. My golf game has also improved as a result of the therapy.Dr. Sharon’s diagnostic and evaluation skills are exceptional along with her ability to arrive at a treatment plan that has reduced some of the damage from my stroke. I highly recommend Dr. Sharon and am thankful for the physical therapy which she has provided.Thanks,Gary C. Reich D.D.S. ( retired)
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