What is Biofeedback?

Biofeedback is any technique that involves moving and then seeing the effects of that movement, for instance, smiling into a mirror. You contract the muscles  in your cheeks, the mirror provides the feedback, i.e. image of the smile. Using a mirror is a common and easily accessible form of biofeedback that you can use at home to help restore normal function in many parts of the body.

There are more complicated forms of biofeedback that we may use in clinic to help to restore normal movement. If they are deemed appropriate for you they will be discussed during your care.

I feel I need more support

If you’re in the Middlesbrough area, Middlesbrough Council has a range of programmes to give you varying degrees of support. Please see link here.

For those in the Redcar and Cleveland area, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council also provide a range of programmes to give you varying degrees of support. Please see link here for more details.

These schemes are a good stepping stone if you feel that you need  a little more ongoing support to help you once you have completed your course of physiotherapy. Please talk to your physiotherapist if you would like to be referred to one of the services and they will recommend to your GP that you are referred to the scheme if it is appropriate.

 

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