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Mirror therapy is madness.

In a mirror box the patient places the good limb into one side, and the stump into the other. The patient then looks into the mirror on the side with good limb and makes “mirror symmetric” movements, as a symphony conductor might, or as we do when we clap our hands.

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Health Problems

[DISSERTATION] Cerebral activation during visual stimulation of mirrored hand movements in normal subjects and stroke patients - Full Text PDF

Introduction

Stroke is the second leading cause for death worldwide (after ischemic heart disease) as per WHO and one of the leading causes for disability at advanced age (Feigin et al., 2014). 251 more words

Stroke

Mirror therapy enhances upper extremity motor recovery in stroke patients.

Source: Acta Neurologia Belgica

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Date of publication: 8th April 2015

Publication type: Journal Article

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The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of mirror therapy program in addition with physical therapy methods on upper limb recovery in patients with subacute ischemic stroke. 149 more words

Stroke

[ARTICLE] Combining Afferent Stimulation and Mirror Therapy for Rehabilitating Motor Function, Motor Control, Ambulation, and Daily Functions After Stroke - Full Text HTML

Abstract

Background. Mirror therapy (MT) and mesh glove (MG) afferent stimulation may be effective in reducing motor impairment after stroke. A hybrid intervention of MT combined with MG (MT + MG) may broaden aspects of treatment benefits. 239 more words

Stroke Rehabilitation

[ARTICLE] A Mirror Therapy–Based Action Observation Protocol to Improve Motor Learning After Stroke - Full Text HTML

Abstract

Background. Mirror therapy is a priming technique to improve motor function of the affected arm after stroke.

Objective. To investigate whether a mirror therapy–based action observation (AO) protocol contributes to motor learning of the affected arm after stroke. 179 more words

Upper Limb

phantom ghosts

Here’s a very interesting approach to grief and grief counseling based on “mirror therapy” in adults with phantom limb pain. What a cool connection this blogger has made between the two – I’m excited for both the development of the therapy for amputees as well as the implications the idea has for mental health practice!   126 more words

Social Work

[ARTICLE] Mirror therapy enhances upper extremity motor recovery in stroke patients

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of mirror therapy program in addition with physical therapy methods on upper limb recovery in patients with subacute ischemic stroke. 151 more words

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