electromyographic biofeedback


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electromyographic biofeedback

[-mī′əgraf′ik]
a therapeutic procedure that uses electronic or electromechanical instruments to measure, process, and feed back reinforcing information with auditory and visual signals accurately. It is used to provide information about muscle activity during ambulation, for example, in clients with brain injury, stroke, or cerebral palsy.

Electromyographic biofeedback

A method for relieving jaw tightness by monitoring the patient's attempts to relax the muscle while the patient watches a gauge. The patient gradually learns to control the degree of muscle relaxation.

electromyographic biofeedback (i·lekˈ·trō·mīˈ·ō·graˑ·fik bīˈ·ō·fēdˑ·bak),

n therapy in which sensors are placed on the skin in order to detect tension-related electrical activity. A biofeedback instrument translates the electrical activity levels into a description of the varying degrees of muscle tension. Often used to treat tension headaches.
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Electromyographic biofeedback is not responsible for the decrease in pain, swelling or other postoperative symptoms but it is important in order to help the patient to conduct the activities which require neuromuscular coordination and muscle control.
1990) Electromyographic biofeedback and the recovery of quadriceps femoris muscle function following anterior cruciate reconstruction.
1983) Effect of electromyographic biofeedback on an isometric strengthening program.
Electromyographic biofeedback and physical therapy of the hemiplegic upper limb.
Electromyographic biofeedback for neuromuscular reeducation in the hemiplegic stroke patient: A meta-analysis.
week Cold/Cry-cuff/elevation + + + Antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs + + + Continuous Passive Motion + + + Patellar Mobilization + + + Ankle movements + + + Straight Leg Raising + + + Hamstring Sets + + + isometric Exercises + + + Electrical Stimulation + + + Electromyographic biofeedback + + + Body weight supported treadmill - + + Sliding on wall - + + Cycling with low resistance and speed - - - Hip thera exercises - + + CKC exercises while sitting - - + Pool - - + Releasing the brace - - - Stopping parachute + + + CKC exercises with cinetron - - - Leaving the brace - - - Stabilometer exercise and test - - - with KAT 2000 stabilometry Cybex test - - - Mild Trainings - - - Running (Tartan Pist) - - - PROTOCOL 4.
Electromyographic biofeedback in the treatment of the hemiplegic hand: a placebo-controlled study Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2003;82:856-61.
Electromyographic biofeedback applications to stroke patients: a critical review.