Occupational Therapy: Feedback Videos Offer Promising Results
Occupational therapists are looking for ways to work with illnesses that are difficult to treat.
One type of occupational therapy that is gaining recognition is neurocognitive feedback therapy, also known as video feedback therapy
One of the great benefits of this type of alternative treatment is that it is an alternative to medications, which is important in treating illnesses like fibromyalgia and chronic fatique syndrome. Rather than mask the symptoms or treat the body through medication, video feedback therapy stimulates the electrical activity in the brain.
By affecting the blood flow and the neurochemistry you promote changes in the brain that can affect all the various systems in the body. Through retraining the brain there is a better chance of eventually balancing the body overtime to invoke permanent changes.
For example, an occupational therapist uses a feedback program while their patient works with a video game on a computer screen. As the brain is stimulated to receive positive responses that happen over and over, building on this causes rehabilitation. Its similar to the concept on how you would exercise weak muscles back to health. The neurons in the brain begin to communicate as they were meant to in a healthy state and in time illnesses begin to balance and the body's responses begin to move into a healthy state.
There have been fantastic results using video feedback therapy, especially in working with head trauma patients. Studies have shown that patients who have undergone treatment using feedback therapy have seen a significant improvement in their memory, up 60-percent in many cases.
If you are an occupational therapist looking for alternative health therapies to add to your healing toolbox, you might consider learning more about videofeeback therapy and how it may benefit your clients
The Internet is a wonderful medium for sharing information, and therapists who share testimonials of their clients progress provide a service for those seeking alternative health modalities for those in need.