HEALTH AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE*; AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS*
Biofeedback has been applied to the treatment of numerous neuromuscular disorders. The most widely used method has incorporated the electromyogram (EMG) in muscle reeducation. This technique has been used to train patients with spinal cord and peripheral nerve injuries (1-3), cerebral palsy (2), muscular atrophy resulting from surgery or arthritis (1, 2), hemiparesis resulting from head injury (4), Huntington's chorea (5), tremor (6), Parkinson's disease, and facial palsy (7, 8). However, EMG feedback has been most widely used and tested in patients with a variety of disorders that follow cerebrovascular accidents and in patients with torsion dystonias, particularly spasmodic torticollis.
HEALTH AND PUBLIC POLICY COMMITTEE*, AMERICAN COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS*. Biofeedback for Neuromuscular Disorders. Ann Intern Med. ;102:854–858. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-6-854
Download citation file:
Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(6):854-858.
Results provided by:
Copyright © 2019 American College of Physicians. All Rights Reserved.
Print ISSN: 0003-4819 | Online ISSN: 1539-3704
Conditions of Use