Dr. John McManus, Ph.D.

Email: drjmcmanus@comcast.net

Phone: 503-636-0111

15100 Boones Ferry Rd, Suite 800

Lake Oswego, OR  97035

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Who it helps?


Who it helps

Our brains have an amazing ability to improve and heal when given the opportunity that Neurofeedback provides.  Those with anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, TBI (brain injuries) and migraines have been especially responsive to Neurofeedback training.

Children, teens, and adults have all benefited from Neurofeedback treatment, based on my clinical experience and the work of hundreds of practitioners throughout the U.S. and the world.


I worked with a six year-old girl who suffered from incontinence because she feared using the toilet at school.  After fifteen sessions of Neurofeedback, her fear resolved and she now has no accidents in the classroom and is able to use the school bathroom.  

Sometimes the brain needs encouragement to move in the right direction which Neurofeedback provided, as it did with this young girl.

Attention Deficit Disorder

This video introduces you to Sam who has a classic case of ADHD--he is hyperactive, can't focus for extended periods of time, and can't finish his homework.  He was also having trouble focusing on the baseball field.  In the third grade, his parents put him on medication, but the side effects were significant.  His mom had been looking for an alternative treatment and found Neurofeedback.  Sam's improvement was quite remarkable as a result of  his Neurofeedback treatment.

With Neurofeedback, the ability to concentrate and focus on tasks like homework and work responsibilities improves, and with greater productivity more actually gets done.
What I have seen with many children, teens and adults is that their increase in focusing ability actually allows them to more fully develop their potential in the classroom or in their careers.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (also Asperger's Disorder)

I worked with a twelve year-old boy who has Asperger's Disorder.  Every morning he would wait until the last moment to dress for school, and once in the parking lot, would refuse to leave the car unless his mother accompanied him into the classroom.  At soccer games, he would curl into a ball and refuse to go on the field when his team needed him.  

Since doing Neurofeedback, he now readily prepares for school on his own and goes unaccompanied to the classroom.  He asked to play basketball which he had never done before and enjoys playing with his teammates.  His mom sees that he is a happier child and more socially engaged as a result of Neurofeedback.  


Video below highlights three instances of children with autism and how they experienced the benefits of Neurofeedback.