Neurofeedback is a brain-based treatment that uses a sophisticated brain-computer interface to “strengthen” or retrain the brain. Neurofeedback harnesses neuroplasticity and the brain’s natural and life-long ability to learn by training brainwaves, the tiny electrical signals produced by the brain.
The applications of neurofeedback are broad and people most commonly present with problems including:
- ADHD and Learning Disorders
- Anxiety and Panic Disorders
- Balance Problems
- Chronic Pain
- Dizziness and Vertigo
- Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
- Migraines and Chronic Headaches
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Neurofeedback is suitable for people of almost all ages. Patients sit comfortably and relax during training whilst sensors precisely detect and measure brainwave activity. This information is analysed in real-time and presented as audio and visual feedback which is used to “strengthen” and retrain the brain. To discover how neurofeedback can help you please call (08) 6500 3277 now.
History and Development
Neurofeedback started in the late 1950’s in the USA involving studies of consciousness and epilepsy. By the late 1960’s NASA was using neurofeedback in astronaut training, initially to reduce the likelihood of their astronauts having seizures and hallucinations when exposed to spacecraft fuel, and later for “Peak Performance” training to improve focus and attention. NASA are still using neurofeedback in their space training programmes today as also do the U.S. Military to train their Special Forces. Neurofeedback has being successfully used to treat attention deficit disorders since the 1980’s and its application has progressed to include treatment for a wide range of brain-based disorders.
Research and Safety
Neurofeedback has its foundation in basic and applied neuroscience as well as evidence-based clinical practice. There are over 1000 studies published in relation to neurofeedback and the literature that exists is substantial. No one has published any significant studies suggesting that neurofeedback does not work and in over 30 years of clinical applications there are no known situations where a long-term adverse effect has been reported.
To arrange an appointment please call (08) 6500 3277 now.