The addition of functional task-oriented mental practice to conventional physical therapy improves motor skills in daily functions after stroke*

@inproceedings{SantosCoutoPaz2013TheAO,
  title={The addition of functional task-oriented mental practice to
conventional physical therapy improves motor skills in daily functions after
stroke*
},
  author={Clarissa Cardoso dos Santos-Couto-Paz and Luci F Teixeira-Salmela and Carlos Julio Tierra-Criollo},
  booktitle={Brazilian journal of physical therapy},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Mental practice (MP) is a cognitive strategy which may improve the acquisition of motor skills and functional performance of athletes and individuals with neurological injuries. OBJECTIVE To determine whether an individualized, specific functional task-oriented MP, when added to conventional physical therapy (PT), promoted better learning of motor skills in daily functions in individuals with chronic stroke (13 ± 6.5 months post-stroke). METHOD Nine individuals with stable mild… CONTINUE READING
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