How does it work?
Biofeedback is a technique taken from behavioural medicine and is based on so-called operant conditioning or learning according to the principle of trial and error. Using the Brucker Biofeedback Mehod® , neuromuscular signals not normally detectable can be visualised on a computer screen usin sEMG and modified by the patient. The brain registers the information and processes it accordingly at the next attempt. Using accurate and immediate feedback, specific movements can be influenced to exert voluntary control, something which was previously considered impossible.
1. Electrodes are placed on the concerned muscle
3. The signals are processed by a specific computer program
4. Which produces graphs on the screen
5. The patient tries to interact and influence the graphs with mostly the purpose to increase the signal
2. The neuromuscular signals are measured at muscle site.
The Brucker Biofeedback Method in summary
The Brucker Biofeedback Method® is an effective supplement to physiotherapy, ergotherapy and other common forms of therapy. With the help of the Brucker Biofeedback method® patients learn to gain better voluntary control of their muscles. Consequently, improvements are seen e.g. in coordination, spasticity is reduced, and muscles can be trained more effectively and therefore strengthened. This results in improved muscle function.
In spastic children in particular, improved voluntary motor activity often enables the various „milestones of development“ to be achieved - sitting, standing up and walking without difficulty. This means a much better quality of life. Not to be underestimated, moreover, is the surge of motivation experienced by patients when they see what they can achieve themselves on the basis of their own strength.
The Brucker Biofeedback Method®
Other cells of the brain learn to take over the function of those who were damaged or new neural tracks are found trespassing the lesions of the SC
Better neuromuscular connections
More efficient physiotehrapy
More function, more strength
better control over paralyzed/spastic muscles
an improved range of motion
more confidence and safety in sitting, standing and walking
less bone deformities