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Our son is starting biofeedback for his stool training this Friday
with Dr. Susan Spence. She's located at Stanford and an office in
Weed. Not sure if anyone has ever met her or gone through her. My
question is..has anyone ever used biofeedback for training a child
in potty training? Our son has been on Mirilax and choco. Exlax
for a year now and he's finally regular. The next part is potty
time. He's been afraid since he's been little and goes in a
Pull-up when it's time.
Kinda at our wit's end, I don't want this to affect him when he's
Any success with therapy for potty training? Thank you so much
Our son has had encopresis and we did biofeedback training with Susan
Spence as well. She is wonderful and it did help him build strength in
his pelvic floor and become more engaged with his bodily functions. As
you well know, there is no easy fix and it takes a lot of patience. Our
son is now 7 and he is doing much better, although we still need to
monitor that he is having regular bowel movements every day.
To deal with the emotional/mental side of this condition, I would
recommend working with a psychologist who has had experience with
encropresis. Susan Spence or your pediatrician should be able to
Hang in there. I know it can be highly frustrating.
Hi, I am posting this for a friend. Her daughter (in her early
20s) is struglling with panic attacks for a few years now. She is
looking for recommendations for therapies/techniques that worked
for pepole, and specifically, if anyone have had good/bad
experience with biofeedback, will be glad to hear about it. Any
suggestions for specific specialists in hte east bay would be
grear. thanks, Daniela.
I went to a biofeedback therapist in San Rafael, off of 4th street, in the early
90s because of carpal tunnel and repetitive stress injuries. I did wonders for
me. I am not pro medicine and biofeedback really helped me. The therapist would
be put sensors on my muscle so i could see the results on the screen afterwards.
She was wonderful. I still use the technique when I am stressed out or cold or
can't sleep and I relax, warm up within 5 minutes. It is a mind set. I believe
in it 100%. Her practice was within a doctor's office with physical therapy. He
is known in the RSI community.
I do not know anything about biofeedback but I have been seeing a Cognitive
Behavioral Therapist for almost a year to deal with panic attacks. It is
extremely helpful and has reduced my attacks to manageable levels. I am also
reading a book now called ''The Worry Cure'' by Robert Leahy. It is very helpful
in explaining anxiety. I do not take any medication and do not think it is
necessary as I have had such good results with therapy. Both my medical doctor
and my therapist agree that many anti-anxiety meds are contraindicated for panic
disorder. Good luck to your friend's child. I know how debilitating panic
attacks can be.
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