Is Neurofeedback useful for Post-Stroke recovery?
The field of neurofeedback is an exciting new area of application of the principles of biofeedback to stroke rehabilitation. Biofeedback in general can have a very positive impact, even through indirect means for patients recovering from stroke. Improvements in self confidence, shifting of focus of control, and instantly being provided information regarding changes in one’s physical functioning as a result of mental activity can be helpful in setting the tone for success in rehabilitation.
It is used in reeducation in individuals with hemiparesis. In regard to cognitive rehabilitation, the emerging field of EEG biofeedback, or neurofeedback, is a promise for the rehabilitation of attention, language processing, working memory, and even motor coordination. We always use Neurofeedback with our stroke patients.