Biofeedback Training Tips

Basic Training Needed to Perform Biofeedback Effectively

Well trained practitioners understand how to integrate psychophysiological assessments and biofeedback interventions into a wide body of clinical skills and knowledge bases. We have provided you with four brief articles which discuss the need and benefits of proper training. Please click on these links to view each topic.

  1. Why do you need an anatomy and physiology course?
    To gain an understanding of how the body functions, a course in
    anatomy/physiology/human biology is required...thus allowing the practitioner to apply biofeedback effectively.

    Retrieve this document. Click the following link:
    Download AnatomyAndPhysiologyCourse.doc

     
  2. Why do you need a basic and then an advanced biofeedback course?
    While a basic biofeedback course should be taken before starting to offer biofeedback services, an advanced course can provide a depth of knowledge needed to effectively incorporate biofeedback into interventions for the kinds of disorders you might treat.
    Retrieve this document. Click the following link:
    Download BasicAndThenAdvancedBiofeedbackCourse.doc

     
  3. Why do you need to know the principles of research and the placebo effect?
    A good practitioner knows if there is enough evidence supporting the use of a technique before trying it. An understanding of the principles of research design and the placebo effect are necessary to determine if a treatment is helpful and which treatments should be applied based on current research and efficacy.
    Retrieve this document. Click the following link:
    Download PrinciplesOfResearchAndThePlaceboEffect.doc

     
  4. Why do you need to know the details of how biofeedback devices work?
    Knowledge about how biofeedback devices record physiology and how to set adjust/maintain devices to produce desired outcome is vital.
    Retrieve this document. Click the following link:
    Download DetailsOfHowBiofeedbackDevicesWork.doc
     

We also have provided you with the following Windows Media Recordings:

  1. Anatomical Review for Surface Electromyographic - The Back and Face (4 recordings).
    You may retrieve these recordings by clicking the following links:
    Download Back and Face 1
    Download Back and Face 2
    Download Back and Face 3
    Download Back and Face 4

     
  2. Anatomical Review for Surface Electromyographic - The Upper Extremity (4 recordings).
    You may retrieve these recordings by clicking the following links:
    Download Upper Extremity 1
    Download Upper Extremity 2
    Download Upper Extremity 3
    Download Upper Extremity 4

* If clicking the link does not work, you may need to click and hold (Mac) or right click on the link (PC), then choose "Download to Disk," "Save Target As...," or the equivalent.

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