Another day, another slice. Is this guy under the jurisdiction
of any state licensing commission or professional society that
we could complain to?
In <5lr3b2$rh0 at sjx-ixn3.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank
>> I'll repeat, to match each slice of spam.
>>>>>In <5lgk05$3tg at dfw-ixnews3.ix.netcom.com> flefever at ix.netcom.com(F.
>Frank LeFever) writes:
>>>> I will insert a few comments.
>> Frank LeFever
>> New York Neuropsychology Group
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>In <01bc619a$9b700940$265f12cf at persever.ccia.com> "Med/Aid, Inc."
>><persever at ccia.com> writes:
>>>>>> HOPE FOR SERIOUS PHYSICAL DISABILITIES
>>>>> DR. BRUCKER'S BIOFEEDBACK
>>>>>> There is now hope for spinal cord injuries, strokes, and
>>>patients that has resulted in paralysis or loss of motor skills.
>>>Bernard Brucker, internationally known for his Biofeedback
>>>developed a biofeedback program which helps restore function to
>>>>>> Dr. Brucker's program is designed to locate faint or previously
>>>neural signals from the brain to the paralyzed limb. Often, the
>>>so faint it is undetectable except through Dr. Brucker's testing
>>>> I have done a some biofeedback treatment of patients with
>> hemiplegia and even quadriplegia. Like most people doing this
>> I used EMG to detect the "faint or previously undetected motor
>>> neural signals...". How does "Dr. Brucker's testing process"
>> differ from this? (Does it?)
>>>>>>>>>>>Once the signal is located focus can be directed toward
>>>> What does that mean? ("focus can be directed toward"?????)
>> Focus what? focus your attention? STANDARD biofeedback
>> procedure (not some special Dr. Brucker secret) is to use
>> the EMG to drive a visual or auditory feedback signal to
>> the patient, telling him he's going the right direction
>> in his efforts, reinforcing the latent or weak response
>> so that subsequent ones may be stroonger, etc., etc.
>>>> it is attached to
>>>> The muscle it is "attached" to??? Maybe you mean the muscle
>> the impulse is directed to? The muscle at which we record
>> the EMG?
>>>>>>>> and developing other motor neuron signals to aid
>>>in the process. This becomes a powerful tool in the treatment of
>>>>>> Mike Utley, Detroit Lions Professional Football Player, was
>>>from the field with a C6-7 spinal cord injury affecting the arms,
>>>trunk, and legs.
>>>> With Biofeedback Mike made large gains in learned control
>>>of the muscles in his legs.
>>>> Well, maybe it was biofeedback, and maybe it was resolution
>> of some of the acute tissue reactions which impaired function
>> of intactneurons for a while. There is no way we can be sure
>> about this, since time and biofeedback training are confounded.
>> However, I don't know the history of the case, and perhaps if
>> there had been a long, stable baseline period with no change
>> and change began only after treatment, the argument is a little
>> better (although not conclusive).
>>>> I can understand their not wanting to do it, but biofeedback
>>> treatment of one limb but not another would have allowed a test
>> of the biofeedback vs. natural healing question...
>>>> He has also gained the use of signals to the
>>>muscles in his fingers, back, which he is now strengthening. Mike's
>>>prognosis is good to continue to gain control over his muscles
>>>these Biofeedback techniques according to Dr. Brucker.
>>>>>> Dr. Brucker has found that not all spinal cord injuries are
>>>neurologically complete. There may be some neural tracts, perhaps
>>>duplicate ones not used before, or some tissue that may be recovered
>>>injury but has not been trained for use. In many cases we find
>>>undamaged neural tissue in the spinal cord that is not efficiently
>>>by the brain. In short, Dr Brucker's program recruits motor neurons
>>>the patient learning how to voluntarily recruit a motor signal in
>>> This produces a motor signal to the muscle site... producing
>>>>>>>>>> Currently, Dr. Brucker has a year waiting list
>>>>>> However, he is not the only person doing biofeedback with these
>> sorts of conditions, so people interested in this should check
>> other possibilities. Rusk Institute (NYU Med Ctr. NYC) has done
>> some of this sort of thing, to cite one example.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>> but has developed a
>>>satellite laboratory in New Castle, Pa that is accepting new
>>>more information please e-mail us
>>>> Who is "us"?
>> The tone of this announcement does not inspire confidence.
>> Its ballyhoo and mystery sounds more like snake oil selling
>> than anything else.
>>>>>> at PrayHard99 at aol.com with your mailing
>>>address to receive a free packet of information.
>>>> I would not be interested in a packet of "information"
>> from anyone who neglects to state up-front what the procedure
>> is in terms that lets one compare it with standard biofeedback,
>> to say nothing of saying explicitly whether it does differ
>> from standard biofeedback, and if so, how.
>>>> I m no knocking biofeedback, although my own experience and
>> reading in the field leads me to make very modest claims for
>> its power. It is possible that Dr. Brucker is using it in
>> a responsible and competent way; but the tone of this
>> must raise some doubts among people who know something about this
>>>> It would help if you would post something about where Dr. B. got
>> his training (and Dr. of what? Ed.D? J.D.? Ph.D.? Psy.D.? M.D.?
>> D.O.? etc.), what professional organizations he is a member of
>> standing in, where he has published (exact citations, please),
>>>>>> Frank LeFever
>> New York Neuropsychology Group