Biofeedback 101 - PT46

Biofeedback 101

by Heather Miadowicz, MPT, BCIAC
PT46
(4.3 / 6163 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Physical Therapy (1.00 Hour(s))

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Summary:

The term biofeedback came about in the 1960s largely through the studies of Neal Miller. In 1969, the Biofeedback Research Society (now known as the Applied Association for Psychophysiology and Biofeedback) was formed to unify the new field. Healthcare professionals across disciplines may find it helpful to include biofeedback in their treatment repertoire, especially when treating those with chronic pain or other lifestyle disorders. Stress assessment and teaching relaxation techniques are often important steps toward helping these patients. There are many methods of biofeedback, including heart-rate variability, surface electromyography, skin temperature, skin conductance and electroencephalography.  Common ailments treated with some efficacy using biofeedback include chronic pain/headache, anxiety, ADHD, hypertension, seizure disorders, and urinary incontinence.

Objectives:

The goal of this module is to provide physical therapists, athletic trainers, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators and nurses with information regarding history and common forms of biofeedback, initial assessment and treatment plan for the biofeedback patient, stress management strategies and disorders frequently treated using biofeedback. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Explain the correlation between stress and illness, as well as relaxation techniques for stress management
  • Describe the basic set-up and application of the most common methods of biofeedback
  • Identify three common ailments treated using biofeedback
 

 
Accreditation Information
 
This course is intended for multiple professions, including physical therapists, athletic trainers, dietitians, fitness professionals, health educators and nurses.
 
Physical Therapists: Take this version of the course to ensure you receive appropriate credit.
 
For the version accredited or approved for another profession, go to your specific profession at www.continuingeducation.com or Nurse.com/CE. If you have a CE Direct login ID and password (generally provided by your employer), please log in as you normally would at lms.nurse.com and search for this topic title.
 
Approval Information
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is an approved sponsor by the New York State Education Department of CE for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants from 6/11/2019 to 6/10/2022.
 
This activity is provided by the TX Board of PT Examiners Accredited Provider 2202008TX for 02/01/2019 to 02/28/2022 and meets continuing competence requirements for physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensure renewal in Texas. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by TPTA or TBPTE.
 
OnCourse Learning is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California for 4/5/10 to 12/31/18. Relias LLC is recognized by the Physical Therapy Board of California as an approved reviewer and provider of continuing competency courses for the state of California as of 1/1/2019.
 
Relias LLC (formerly OnCourse Learning) is a licensed physical therapy continuing education sponsor (#216.000290) with the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation from October 2018 through September 30, 2020.
 
This course has been approved as meeting the continuing education requirements for PTs and PTAs by:
 
Tthe OH PT Association (approval no. 19S0560 for 1/672019 to 1/7/2020).
 
The FL PT Association (approval no. CE19-538040 for 01/01/19 to 12/31/19). Approval of this course does not necessarily imply the FL PT Association supports the views of the presenter or the sponsors.
 
The NJ Board of PT Examiners (approval no. 1801-230 for 02/01/18 to 01/31/20).
 
The MD State Board of PT Examiners for 0.1 CEU for 01/25/13 to 01/25/17.
 
Other states may accept this course for meeting their CE requirements. Check with your state association or board.

Course Originally Released on: 1/21/2013
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/21/2013
Course Termination/Update Date: 7/2/2021

 

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

 

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Todd B - Greenville, SC  ·  Aug 25, 2019
Good info on a great topic!
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Janelle T - Lexington, SC  ·  Aug 21, 2019
Very basis overview of applications for biofeedback in medical setting.
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Mitzie L - Palm Harbor, FL  ·  Aug 15, 2019
Course is informative and up to date
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Carolyn P - Lakewood, NJ  ·  Aug 09, 2019
Good introduction to understand biofeedback.
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Edward M - Santa Monica, CA  ·  Jul 24, 2019
Good for a short tutorial
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