What is EMG-BFB?

Electromyography is a useful tool to gather information about the timing or extent of muscle activity when investigating neuromuscular reflexes, muscle performance or patterns of movement.

Electromyographic biofeedback (EMG-BFB) is a technique Juan uses to retrain muscles. The process makes use of several surface electrodes, which are applied to the skin. These electrodes detect electrical impulses passing from the nerves to the muscles, as well as the reaction of the muscles when they receive the transmission.

Juan uses the Neurotrac ® Myoplus2 Pro to monitor and analyse the strength and frequency of these impulses, as well as the muscular response. This device combines biofeedback and electrostimulation to produce data related to how your muscles function. Based on your results, Juan will help you retrain your muscles - so you can use them more efficiently and effectively.

What to expect from your appointment

Electromyographic Biofeedback is a diagnostic exercise that uses electrodes to monitor electrical activity between the muscles and the motor neurons in the nervous system. It can be extremely useful for people who experience asymmetry in their muscles, or suffer with spastic muscles.

Athletes can also benefit from Electromyographic Biofeedback, as it can pinpoint muscle groups that don’t perform as effectively as they could.

The electrodes used in this exercise are applied directly to the skin. Please ensure that your skin is as clean as possible before the appointment begins so that your readings are as accurate as possible.

Please also disclose any pre-existing conditions that you have, and bring along a list of any medications or supplements you’re currently taking.

Who can benefit from EMG-BFB?

EMG is suitable for:

  • Patients with asymmetry in muscle groups: activation of quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus, calf’s and rotator cuff muscle
  • Post knee operation: quadriceps (VMO) strengthening
  • Scapular dyskinesis: lower trapezius activation
  • Overhead athletes: rotator cuff strengthening and shoulder stabilisation
  • Runners: gluteal, hamstrings, quadriceps muscle activation and strengthening