Use the labels in the right column to find what you want. Or you can go thru them one by one, there are only 14769 posts. Searching is done in the search box in upper left corner. I blog on anything to do with stroke.DO NOT DO ANYTHING SUGGESTED HERE AS I AM NOT MEDICALLY TRAINED, YOUR DOCTOR IS, LISTEN TO THEM. BUT I BET THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET YOU 100% RECOVERED. I DON'T EITHER, BUT HAVE PLENTY OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR DOCTOR TO ANSWER.
Deans' stroke musings
Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all thetrillions and trillions of neuronsthateach daybecause there areeffective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.
What this blog is for:
Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group. My back ground story is here:http://oc1dean.blogspot.com/2010/11/my-background-story_8.html
Friday, July 29, 2016
Mirror Therapy for Hemiparesis Following Stroke: A Review
Ramachandran (Nature 377:489–490, 1995)
showed that in amputees, phantom limb pain described as a spasming or
immobile phantom limb can be alleviated by watching their reflection of
the intact limb in a parasagittally placed mirror while moving the
intact limb and the phantom simultaneously. This suggested that therapy
via mirror visual feedback—mirror therapy—might be considered for other
diseases and conditions characterized by poor mobility. We were the
first to show that mirror therapy might be beneficial for hemiparesis
following stroke. There have now been numerous case reports and studies
of mirror therapy for hemiparesis following stroke.
Overall, the majority of studies
done thus far on patients with hemiparesis in the subacute or chronic
phase following stroke find mirror therapy to be more beneficial than
control treatments. Even when mirror therapy is not superior to control
therapy, the reason for this is there are similar improvements in both
groups. There have not been adverse effects in patients that perform
mirror therapy for hemiparesis following stroke.
There appears to be a benefit of
mirror therapy for hemiparesis following stroke in the subacute and
chronic phase. Trial of mirror therapy for hemiparesis may be warranted.
Further study of mirror therapy for hemiparesis following stroke will
be welcomed; in particular, it would be important to study different
groups of patients given the heterogeneity of stroke.