Can Neurofeedback Therapy Improve Sports Performance Ability?
Neurofeedback therapy is an innovative approach to retrain the brain and bring it back to optimal function. At BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, our team of highly trained therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists utilize neurofeedback therapy with a wide variety of patients with unique cognitive needs who reside in Lewisville, TX and surrounding areas, including Carrollton, Denton, Plano, Flower Mound, Irving, Little Elm, Frisco, Aubrey, and The Colony, TX.
What is neurofeedback therapy?
Neurofeedback therapy is a reward-based training technique used to teach patients how to take control of their brain functions and to produce healthy responses. During the training, patients are taught how to identify negative brainwave patterns that deter normal function and to help them replace those patterns with positive brainwave patterns. As a result, unhealthy responses and emotions are replaced with positive, functional responses.
How does neurofeedback therapy work?
Our team of psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists is highly skilled at performing neurofeedback therapy. During the initial session, our team members place a new patient in a treatment room where they will be hooked up to electrode sensors. Since the electrodes are placed on the head, the sensors read the electric signals emitted from the brain, which are recorded and displayed on a computer. During the session, our team members engage the patient in a functional activity, such as listening to music or playing a video game. Patients can view what their negative and positive brainwaves look like as depicted on the screen. From there, our team develops a customized training technique.
Who is trained to carry out neurofeedback therapy?
Commonly, neurofeedback therapy is applied by highly trained psychologists, psychiatrists, therapists, and mental health professionals. Neurofeedback therapy certification is also available to nurses, family health counselors, clinical social workers, and rehabilitation specialists. At BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services, our skilled psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists carry out neurofeedback therapy.
What disorders is neurofeedback therapy used for?
Neurofeedback therapy is available for patients living with psychiatric and other mental health conditions, such as ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), bipolar disorder, PTSD (post- traumatic stress disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and generalized anxiety disorder.
Can neurofeedback therapy improve sports performance?
Neurofeedback therapy has been used as a form of sports medicine for athletes seeking to improve their sports abilities. Primarily, neurofeedback therapy is used to help athletes improve their focus while reducing distractions to optimize their athletic performance.
How often should neurofeedback therapy occur to get results?
Our team at BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services recommends 30 – 40 sessions, 45 – 60 minutes per session for the best results. Of course, each treatment is customized, so there is some variation in recommended sessions depending on the person, their disorder(s), and their treatment goals.
Is neurofeedback therapy expensive?
Since very few insurances cover neurofeedback therapy, it is important for new patients to discuss in detail the potential out-of-pocket costs for treatment sessions and evaluations in Lewisville, TX. Our team provides patients with cost information and financial planning tips.
Where to start for a neurofeedback therapy consultation
If you are interested in starting a new, innovative treatment technique to take control of your thoughts and actions, call BHFS Medical and Behavioral Services for a neurofeedback therapy consultation today. Our psychologists, psychiatrists, and therapists serve patients in Lewisville, Carrollton, Denton, Plano, Flower Mound, Irving, Little Elm, Frisco, Aubrey, and The Colony, TX.