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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Mirror Therapy

Bob & Mirror Therapy

Bob's Occupational Therapist made him this "mirror box" although it isn't a box, it's a spiral notebook with a mirror pasted on it.

The idea here is to create an illusion that his right hand is moving and this will trick his brain into thinking the hand/arm is moving, and (hopefully) the hand/arm will begin to move.

He's supposed to do this ten minutes a day.


oc1dean said...

Diane, this is probably the iriginal basis for this therapy.
Mirror-box therapy
Rehabilitation of hemiparesis after stroke with a mirror
Altschuler EL, Wisdom SB, Stone L, Foster C, Galasko D, Llewellyn DME, Ramachandran V
The Lancet - Vol. 353, Issue 9169, 12 June 1999, Pages 2035-2036
You can register for this magazine and see the complete article.

Diane said...

Thanks for the info, Dean. I will look that up!