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The Phantom Limb of Art

Sometimes it feels like art is a part of my body. When I’m engaging it, I feel like I’m using all of myself. The whole system works better when I’m making art. 342 more words


My 2 Minute Tantrum - with No Edits

This is, honest-to-goodness, a 2 minute stream of conscious thought from this morning. No edits. For all of you parents or care-givers out there, I am sure you can appreciate this. 1,351 more words



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

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

In a nutshell: 

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


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

When Doing the Dishes Makes You Want to Cry - It is Time to Regroup

I just read an awesome (heart-wrenching and kind of amusing in a terrible way) blog post by An Honest Mom , and saw myself so plainly it was weird. 772 more words


"Double It" - or The 'Building Your Own Home Mathematical Cheat Sheet'

This will serve not only as a Mathematical Cheat Sheet, but also a Glossary of Vocabulary for the population of people crazy enough to consider building their own home…and the poor suckers who have to listen to them whine about it later. 821 more words