In children, biofeedback is used to treat –
Techniques to overcome such difficulties include proper breathing, airway clearance and muscle relaxation. This results in the child developing greater awareness and control over their breathing patterns. It also boosts confidence in dealing with respite problems.
The goal is to manage the pain and not eliminate it with biofeedback. The specialist works to identify triggers causing a headache like diet, stress, hormonal and environmental factors among others. The child is assisted in controlling them through exercise, relaxation and autonomic self control trainings.
Biofeedback is useful for children facing chronic constipation or irritable bowel syndrome. Diet and behaviour management, increased abdominal muscle and external anal sphincter control help reduce constipation. A child’s self-esteem and confidence is boosted through successful retraining.