Our Biofeedback program teaches older children and teens how to voluntarily control body functions, such as muscle tension and blood pressure. To do this, we first teach your child to recognize the cues of an oncoming health problem, such as a headache. Next, we help your child learn to use relaxation techniques that, after practice, may help prevent problems or improve them once they’ve started.

Conditions we treat

Our Biofeedback program works with older children and teens who have conditions that include:

  • Children tend to get the same types of headaches as adults. Two common types are tension headaches and migraines. Tension headaches are caused by tight muscles in your child's shoulders, neck, head and jaw. Migraines are severe headaches that keep coming back. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light often come along with migraines.

  • Cold temperatures or strong emotions can cause the blood vessels of people with Raynaud’s phenomenon to narrow. This blocks blood flow to their body parts, including fingers, toes, ears and nose. The affected body parts turn white and blue, and become very painful. Attacks can last from minutes to hours.

  • While high blood pressure is more common in adults, children and teens can develop the problem. If untreated, high blood pressure can eventually damage many organs of the body, including the heart, brain, kidneys and eyes. The normal range for blood pressure depends on your child's sex, age and height.