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Old 05-20-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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hbot and neurofeedback for CP

Has anyone ever looked into hbot or neurotherapy (or neurofeedback) for CP? I know that PT's aren't familiar with it, and I don't think there is a standard practice of treating CP patients with it.

II was just wondering if anyone out there had heard of anyone doing research on this related to CP?

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Old 05-21-2012, 08:58 AM   #2
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Re: hbot and neurofeedback for CP

a young woman encouraged me to go at CP rehab via hbot and neurotherapy to help the brain to regain some of its function. This makes so much sense, since CP is a brain injury. I wonder if there's research being done with CP and this type of therapy?

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Old 05-29-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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Re: hbot and neurofeedback for CP

Hello,
My very first post here. Heh...
I have a 7 year old girl with CP. HBOT we did 2 intensive sessions in the past 2 years. To me, that's the best money we have spent on! I noticed many cognitive improvement, - she starts to get jokes, starts to have some logical thinking, and more and more speech improvement. We were suggested to do neurofeedback with HBOT too but I wasn't convinced by the person who operated it...
I guess I believe the theory of neurofeedback but the operator's training and experience is important too.

If it allows, you may look into getting yourself trained as a neurofeedback operator, I remembered the hardware wasn't too expensive but the courses were...

 
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:02 AM   #4
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Re: hbot and neurofeedback for CP

Hi there--thanks for your reply! I'm glad to hear that the HBOT was so helpful. How did you find out about HBOT? I can't understand why the industry is so focused on the muscles, while completely ignoring the brain in regards to CP! If the brain is capable of healing, even if just a little, why wouldn't they have all kids with CP doing HBOT? If money is the issue, I still don't understand why they wouldn't tell parents that it is an option. I guess the Drs. we come in contact with are all on the muscle side of the aisle vs. the brain side of the aisle. The more I think about it, the more frustrated I get. We seem to need a system that is more integrated for effective treatment of CP. What does everyone else think?

 
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #5
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Re: hbot and neurofeedback for CP

Hi,
I don't want to burst your bubble, but I wouldn't put a lot of stock in HBOT to make a difference to CP. The reason is that HBOT is highly successful at helping the bodies natural repair processes to work more effectively. If CP was not a static condition, but one which it improved over time -- then HBOT might work -- but because it is static, it is highly unlikely to have any effect. It would be nice if I was proved wrong on this, but current research does not support HBOT as an effective therapy in CP.

Neurofeedback, on the other hand, has potential. Anything that helps to develop the plasticity of the brain, may allow a person with CP to develop alternate pathways in the brain. Ultimately learning new ways to do things that were impaired by CP. There is lots of potential here but I have no idea if anyone has worked out effective ways to apply this.

 
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Re: hbot and neurofeedback for CP

Hi everyone,

Yes, I had heard of HBOT, another therapy that may help is therapy horse back riding, where a therapist evaluate the individual first and place a treatment plan in place that for that person need. The therapist had me lay on my back to stretched my hips and my side muscles in my legs and also to improved balances which is had.

Had anybody try therapy horse back riding for their Cerebral Palsy?

In the news there are a boy and I think a girl with Cerebral Palsy that had received their own cord blood from their umbilical cord had anyone heard of that?

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