As a complementary/alternative medicine (CAM) technique, biofeedback falls into my category of “cool CAM things to try,” for several reasons: 1) it is unlikely to hurt you; 2) it may actually help you; and 3) it provides instant feedback that you are doing something right. While I don’t think that I would turn to biofeedback to solve many (or most) of my multiple sclerosis symptoms, I will definitely give it a try for mild sensory symptoms, sleep problems, mild cognitive problems and as a way to reduce stress.
MS results in an agressive and progressive decline in motor sensory movement ability. The objective of a dedicated rehabilitation program is to allow for physical exercise and the continuation of active daily living tasks in order to slow down the rate of this decline. Therefore a rehabilitation program has to be motivating and dedicated to training all motor sensory movement parameters. The HandTutor provides challenging active finger and wrist exercise with biofeedback. Training with the HandTutor will work on all motor and sensory movement impairments and provide active isolated and interjoint finger and wrist exercises. This will ensure that the patient at least maintains their fine motor functional ability which is essential for completing upper extremity/ limb Active Daily Living tasks and this will slow down the rate of motor sensory movement ability decline.