My brother-in-law got GBS in Aug 08. His therapist is working with his hands awfully hard. They are sweating and he is in a lot of pain. Is this really necessary? He is on to my sister to do as much at home. Is this the way the muscles come back? Isn’t about the myelin growing back? The therapy with his hands seems to be quite extreme.
My wife is currently in therapy with GBS and is being worked very hard. I have ready a lot about how GBS patients respond and it varies a lot. From what I have gathered so far…some patients are worked to hard and it becomes harder to move because of fatique while some respond well and the therapy helps the nerves heal.
As for my wife, I monitor how she is doing and how sore and tired she is a few hours after her sessions to see how she is responding. If there are any unusual things going on, I ask the Dr and prior GBS patients.