Individual neuromuscular re-education refers to the set of neuromuscular activation forms that are most suitable in cases of debilitating neurological damage, in order to recover or seek alternative functional responses. This is achieved by the appropriate choice of manoeuvres that lead to a specific stimulation of ‘peripheral receptors’ (sense organs able to pick up the external stimuli and transfer them to the nerve centres).
This therapy is indicated in the following cases of injury of the first/second motor neuron:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Para and quadriplegia and other neurological disorders
The purpose of therapy is to allow the patient with neural damage to achieve, as far as possible, the recovery of personal independence in performing normal daily activities.
Example of proprioceptive exercises
A proprioceptive exercise is a full neuro-stimulation. The proprioceptive exercise not only completes the comprehensive restoration of limb functions, but it also avoids relapses.