electromyographic biofeedback


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electromyographic biofeedback

[-mī′əgraf′ik]
a therapeutic procedure that uses electronic or electromechanical instruments to measure, process, and feed back reinforcing information with auditory and visual signals accurately. It is used to provide information about muscle activity during ambulation, for example, in clients with brain injury, stroke, or cerebral palsy.

Electromyographic biofeedback

A method for relieving jaw tightness by monitoring the patient's attempts to relax the muscle while the patient watches a gauge. The patient gradually learns to control the degree of muscle relaxation.

electromyographic biofeedback (i·lekˈ·trō·mīˈ·ō·graˑ·fik bīˈ·ō·fēdˑ·bak),

n therapy in which sensors are placed on the skin in order to detect tension-related electrical activity. A biofeedback instrument translates the electrical activity levels into a description of the varying degrees of muscle tension. Often used to treat tension headaches.
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The rehabilitation programme that includes electromyographic biofeedback after meniscal repair increased the speed of muscle response to acoustic stimulation in both the initiation of contraction (onset time) and relaxation (offset time) and, also, the capacity of performing some specific physical activities after 8 weeks of rehabilitation (according to KOOS values).
Electromyographic biofeedback to improve lower extremity function after stroke: A meta-analysis.
The effect of sedative music on electromyographic biofeedback assisted relaxation training of cerebral palsied adults.
The BRS has also been shown to be a valid measure in clinical studies of relaxation and electromyographic biofeedback training (Chung, Poppen & Lundervold 1995; Lundervold, Belwood, Craney, & Poppen, 1999; Lundervold &