Modified Wilibarger for adults?

Have any of you all used a modified Wilibarger brush protocol on adults? I had a patient with Guillian Barre (sp) who was essentially paralyzed, on a vent, with a trache, etc. He had some slight movement but not much. Pretty much all his sensory input was painful, ie procedures being done on him. I did a modified Wilibarger brush protocol on him where I brushed his arms gently with the brush (woulda done his legs but he had a DVT) and also did some joint compression with him. He nodded that it felt good. It seemed like it had some therapeutic input – giving him some nice sensory input without pain. I wonder if there is any research on this though? Hmm

Dec 22, 2008 | Category: Occupational Therapy | Comments: 1