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Article on IMF Therapy® in Different Strokes Magazine:

Extract from ‘Different Strokes’ publication No 23.

Coventry & Warwickshire

to imagine moving a muscle the brain will activate a low level of electrical activity which is detected and amplified and then sent back to the muscle as a short response, which initiates a response. The result is the exact movement the patient has imagined.

Tracy (36) was the first to try but did not get a very good response. Kish, (33) our steel drum music teacher, had a good response in his foot and on his hand. After only a few minutes he was able to raise his toes and to stretch his fingers out. Very impressive.

Rob`s (39) reaction was also very good; he was also able to walk around the studio without his “toe-off” splint for a few yards with a good gait. For several days following the usual constant pain in his foot was considerably reduced.

Most of the strokees had a go and all were keen to trial further- the immediate general opinion was to raise funds to purchase one for the C&W group.

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Twenty-one Coventry and Warwickshire stroke survivors and carers turned up at their exercise class in August to hear ULRICH SCHMIDT, the developer of IMF therapy (Intention Myofeedback Therapy). After about 30 minutes of hard concentration listening to Alexandra translate from German to English for us the explanation of the treatment we were invited to try for ourselves.

The Myofeedback device registers nerve impulsesleft in the body, intensifies them and then sends them back to certain muscles. Very briefly when the patient is instructed