Hegau –Jugendwerk GmbH
After leaving school, I completed my training as a teacher for sports and gymnastics. In 1982, a professional education as a physiotherapist followed. For the last 30 years, I have been working in the field of neurological rehabilitation.
During this time, I started and completed additional training in PNF, Bobath, manual therapy, Brügger, and therapy based on kinesiology-development (after Vojta). Since 2012, I have been working with rFMS and have been incorporating the method into neuro-rehabilitation at my institution, the Hegau-Jugendwerk in the town of Gailingen.
rFMS in neurorehabilitation
The presentation aims at showing the use of rFMS (repetitive functional magnetic stimulation) in motor disturbance images which are related to an increase in tone and paresis.
By means of a coil, magnetic impulses (up to approximately 4.5 tesla), duration 280 µs, are generated. They induce an electric field that depolarizes nerves and neuronal tissue.
rFMS offers the possibility of triggering muscle activities even if the patient has little or no access to motoric functions. Thus, a path towards movement can be facilitated and this can help in relearning motor functions respectively locomotion patterns.
In the context of sensory-motor neurorehabilitation, rFMS opens interesting new fields of use in findings as well as for therapy. Video examples will be shown to demonstrate how different stimulation modules can decrease hypertonic muscles and activate paretic muscles or muscle chains.
Experience shows that rFMS can be a sensible addition in neurorehabilitation.
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