Rehabilitation of hemiparesis after stroke with a mirror

@article{Altschuler1999RehabilitationOH,
  title={Rehabilitation of hemiparesis after stroke with a mirror},
  author={Eric Lewin Altschuler and Sidney B Wisdom and L. S. Stone and Chris Foster and Douglas Galasko and David Llewellyn and V. Ramachandran},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1999},
  volume={353},
  pages={2035-2036}
}

Mirror Therapy Promotes Recovery From Severe Hemiparesis: A Randomized Controlled Trial

TLDR
Mirror therapy early after stroke is a promising method to improve sensory and attentional deficits and to support motor recovery in a distal plegic limb.

The effects of mirror therapy on arm and hand function in subacute stroke in patients

TLDR
There was a significant improvement in self-care of activities of daily living in the right arm paresis subgroup in the mirror group measured using the Functional Index ‘Repty’.

Mirror therapy in children with hemiplegia: a pilot study

TLDR
This preliminary study demonstrates the feasibility of mirror therapy in children with hemiplegia and that it may improve strength and dynamic function of the paretic arm.

Motor Recovery and Cortical Reorganization After Mirror Therapy in Chronic Stroke Patients

TLDR
This phase II trial showed some effectiveness for mirror therapy in chronic stroke patients and is the first to associate mirror therapy with cortical reorganization.

Mirror therapy for an adult with central post-stroke pain: a case report

TLDR
This case report shows the successful application of a motor training with a sensory confounding condition (MT) in reducing CPSP in a patient with a chronic thalamic stroke.

Randomized Controlled Trial Motor Recovery and Cortical Reorganization After Mirror Therapy in Chronic Stroke Patients : A Phase II

TLDR
This phase II trial showed some effectiveness for mirror therapy in chronic stroke patients and is the first to associate mirror therapy with cortical reorganization.

Effect of mirror therapy on upper extremity motor function in stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial

TLDR
Mirror therapy in addition to a conventional rehabilitation program was found to provide additional benefit in motor recovery of the upper extremity in stroke patients.

Mirror therapy improves hand function in subacute stroke: a randomized controlled trial.

EFFECT OF MIRROR VISUAL FEEDBACK ON HAND FUNCTIONS IN CHILDREN WITH HEMIPARESIS

TLDR
Using the mirror visual feedback could help in improving hand functions in children with hemiparesis as compared with the control group.

Mirror Therapy in Unilateral Neglect After Stroke (MUST trial)

TLDR
This study provides Class I evidence that for patients with neglect from thalamic and parietal lobe strokes, MT improves neglect.
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Motor rehabilitation in a stroke patient using a mirror

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9500 Gilman Drive, 0109, La Jolla, CA 92093-0109 (E L Altschuler e-mail: elaltsch@sdcc3.ucsd.edu); and Department of Neurosciences

  • 9500 Gilman Drive, 0109, La Jolla, CA 92093-0109 (E L Altschuler e-mail: elaltsch@sdcc3.ucsd.edu); and Department of Neurosciences

We thank M Criqui for help in study design, and NIMH and the Charlie Robbins Foundation

  • We thank M Criqui for help in study design, and NIMH and the Charlie Robbins Foundation