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at Comprehensive Therapy Services

Jim Cahill, BCB
Board Certified Biofeedback Therapist

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Developer: Mindfulness-Based Biofeedback Therapy™

MBBT combines Western psychophysiology with Eastern meditation and mindfulness training. It offers simple, practical skills for calming and coping with both pain and stress, guided by precise scientific measurements and proven practices.

Biofeedback
Medical monitors reveal real-time shifts in even the most subtle stress responses

Mindfulness
Classical mind training cultivates mastery of stress reactions and sustains a deep calm

Regular Training
Consistent, enjoyable weekly trainings coach you towards self-mastery

Lifetime Benefits
Skills grow steadily over time for lifelong relaxation, clarity, and equanimity


Biofeedback, also known as surface electromyography (sEMG), is a great adjunct tool to confirm and treat what has already been found through a thorough history and detailed physical exam. It is a method of behavior therapy that provides instantaneous, performance contingent feedback to both you the patient and your therapist. Biofeedback is a technique used to bring a normally unconscious physiological process into a visible and/or auditory signal for analysis from which to train from.

For the evaluation your therapist will determine with you whether to use an internal probe (rectal or vaginally), or external stick-on sensors placed around the rectal opening. Once the sensors are in place – the Therapist will guide you through some quick contractions, long contractions, and a period of resting. These may be done lying down, sitting, in standing, during functional movements or all of the aforementioned positions. Based on the results of your evaluation, your therapist will then design a specific treatment plan appropriate for you.

At CTS we use biofeedback when appropriate as a 'learning tool' to guide our patient’s through a program of uptraining (make stronger) or downtraining (learning to relax) the pelvic floor muscles. It can also be utilized to train coordination of the muscles to work together for functional activities such as urination and defecation without straining.

We use biofeedback because it is a safe, easy and a relatively noninvasive method of testing for and treating pelvic floor dysfunction. The evaluation can be read either from the unit itself – or through a computer software screen which make use of graphs to assist in training through 'feedback'. The basis for biofeedback is learning along with the patient – their biological condition as related to muscle tension and coordination – and bringing awareness to normalizing the resting tone, and coordination of the pelvic floor muscles for function.

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