Electromyographic biofeedback


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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.
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Lin, "Can low-intensity electromyographic biofeedback training on tibialis anterior improve strength and balance in chronic stroke," FJPT, vol.
* Electromyographic biofeedback is not responsible for the decrease in pain, swelling or other postoperative symptoms but it is important in order to help the patient to conduct the activities which require neuromuscular coordination and muscle control.
Electromyographic biofeedback and physical therapy of the hemiplegic upper limb.
In a preliminary study that included 33 women with long-term vulvar symptoms, 16 weeks of at-home pelvic floor muscle exercises monitored with a portable electromyographic biofeedback instrument led to an increase in pelvic floor contractions in 95%, decreased resting tension in 68%, and diminished instability of the pelvic floor at rest in 62%.
No study with an acceptable research design was identified for thermotherapy, electrical stimulation, therapeutic massage, or electromyographic biofeedback as interventions for low back pain.
(16, 17, 18, 19) Other behavioral techniques used by researchers were meditation and muscle relaxation techniques; (20) attentional training; (21) electromyographic biofeedback training to reduce muscle tension; (22, 23, 24) and musical analysis and improvisation techniques.
The effect of sedative music on electromyographic biofeedback assisted relaxation training of cerebral palsied adults.