The C.A.M. Report
Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Fair, Balanced, and to the Point
  • About this web log

    This blog is intended as an objective and dispassionate source of information on the latest CAM research. Since my background is in pharmacy and allopathic medicine, I view all CAM as advancing through the development pipeline to eventually become integrated into mainstream medical practice. Some will succeed while others fail. But all are treated fairly here.

  • About the author

    John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at www.Vicus.com, a complementary and alternative medicine website.

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    The material on this weblog is for informational purposes. It is not medical advice or counsel. Be smart, consult your health professional before using CAM.

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    Biofeedback complements stroke patients’ rehabilitation

    In this study, researchers from the University of São Paulo School of Medicine, in Brazil combined electromyographic biofeedback with occupational therapy and functional electrical stimulation in hemiplegic patients.

    First, the details.

    • 59 patients were studied over 12 months.
    • All received twice-weekly sessions of occupational therapy and functional electrical stimulation.
    • Some also received weekly sessions of biofeedback.

    And, the results.

    • At 6 months, patients receiving biofeedback had significantly greater improvement in upper extremity function compared to occupational therapy and functional electrical stimulation alone.

    The bottom line?
    The authors concluded, “Incorporating biofeedback into the treatment regimen had a positive effect on the range of motion and on the recovery of upper extremity function in hemiplegic patients.”

    2/18/08 19:20 JR

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