10. Case 8 – I Thought I Was Relaxed

The Use of SEMG Biofeedback for Training Awareness and Control

  1. W. Alex Edmonds2 and
  2. Gershon Tenenbaum3
  1. Richard Harvey and
  2. Erik Peper

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119959984.ch10

Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance

Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance

How to Cite

Harvey, R. and Peper, E. (2011) Case 8 – I Thought I Was Relaxed, in Case Studies in Applied Psychophysiology: Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Treatments for Advances in Human Performance (eds W. A. Edmonds and G. Tenenbaum), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119959984.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Nova Southeastern University, North Miami Beach, Florida, USA

  2. 3

    Florida State University, USA

Author Information

  1. San Francisco State University, USA

  1. Adapted with permission from: Peper, E., Booiman, A., Tallard, M., and Takebayashi, N. (2010). Surface electromyographic biofeedback to optimize performance in daily life: Improving physical fitness and health at the worksite Japanese Journal of Biofeedback Research, 37(1), 19–28; and, Physical Therapy Products. April 2007. http://www.ptproductsonline.com/issues/articles/2007-04_12.asp#10.

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 25 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470971734

Online ISBN: 9781119959984

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • SEMG, training awareness, control;
  • stiffness, pain and muscle discomfort;
  • limiting one's actions;
  • soft tissue injury;
  • therapeutic, pain symptoms returning;
  • ongoing dynamic muscle activation;
  • SEMG biofeedback;
  • Neck SEMG, a toe touch;
  • equipment-related dysponesis correction;
  • performance benefits, reducing dysponesis

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Lack of Muscle Tension Awareness

  • Clinically Relevant Findings

  • Dysponesis

  • Making the Invisible Visible

  • Example 1: Improving Health at the Computer

  • Assessment

  • Discussion of the Assessment

  • Training

  • Example 2: Enhancing Performance Working out in the Gym on an Elliptical Machine

  • Discovery of Dysponesis

  • Biofeedback Training to Correct Equipment-related Dysponesis

  • Performance Benefits of Reducing Shoulder and Arm Dysponesis

  • Discussion

  • References