The value of adding mirror therapy for upper limb motor recovery of subacute stroke patients: A randomized controlled trial

M. Invernizzi, S. Negrini, S. Car Da, L. Lanzotti, C. Cisari, A. Baricich

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Abstract

Background. Upper limb paresis remains a relevant challenge in stroke rehabilitation. Aim.To evaluate if adding mirror therapy (MT) to conventional therapy (CT) can improve motor recovery of the upper limb in subacute stroke patients. Design. Prospective, single-center, single-blind, ran-domised, controlled trial. Setting. Subacute stroke patients referred to a Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Unit between October 2009 and August 2011. Population. Twenty-six subacute stroke patients (time from stroke

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)311-317
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
Volume49
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Imagery (psycotherapy)
  • Mirror neurons
  • Rehabilitation
  • Stroke

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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