Neurofeedback is an innovative treatment using a patient's brain waves shown on a screen in real time. The brain training program allows the individual to increase or decrease activity in specific areas of the brain using games, videos, and music to improve functioning and/or emotional wellbeing.
The Neurofeedback Process
Researchers are finding more and more evidence to support the theory that we need to exercise our body and our brain. Often times we do regular exercise to keep healthy. Other times we may need to exercise to regain function or strength after an injury or illness.
Neurofeedback is like a gym for your brain. You can train specific brain functions and/or train the way different parts of your brain work together. Our office uses a whole brain training philosophy with bio-explorer software.
"Neurofeedback is like a GYM for your BRAIN!"
After the QEEG is completed we will process the data and we will provide you with a training plan that is personalized to your individual brainwave patterns.
Then the training begins. A combination of Hemoencephalography (HEG) and Electroencephalography (EEG) treatment protocols is utilized to achieve maximum benefit.
The typical length of treatment after the initial assessment is 3 sessions per week for 10 weeks. The cost is determined by individual insurance coverage.
This document will give you an idea of what to expect during training, including your Neurofeedback assessment, results review, and training program.
How It Works:
First, we assess twenty different areas in a person’s brain. We use a process called Quantitative Electroencephalography (QEEG). We use an electrode cap that records brainwaves from twenty sites. The electrodes send information from your brain to the computer. QEEG is the measurement, using digital technology, of electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp which reflect cortical electrical activity or "brainwaves."
We assess a person's brain with eyes closed, eyes open and doing different tasks. Different areas of the brain are responsible for different functions. However, most of the time, several areas of the brain are working together to accomplish a task or even to rest.