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Mirror therapy in treatment of affected upper extremity in chronic stroke patients: Report of 2 cases
Aryan Shamili 1, Noureddin Nakhostin Ansari, Mehdi Abdolvahab, Parvin Raji, Mahmood Jalili, Shohreh Jalaei
1- , shamily@razi.tums.ac.ir
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Background and Aim: In recent years transcranial stimulations, action observation and motor imagery training have emerged as nonaggressive and attractive choices beside the common rehabilitation treatments for neurologic patients. Mirror therapy using visual feedbacks is one of these newfound methods that its therapeutic effects on impaired upper limb of stroke patients are still under investigation. In this case report, Impact of mirror therapy in treatment of the paralyzed upper extremity in 2 stroke patients will be described. Materials and Methods: Two adult patients with hemiplegia due to cerebrovascular accident and with 1 and 5 years passed since stroke went under 12 sessions of mirror therapy. Each session of mirror therapy lasted 45 to 60 minutes in which patients have been practicing specific exercises under direct supervision of therapist. Patients were evaluated for function and motor recovery level, spasticity, range of motion and power grip before and after one month of treatment. Results: In both individual, function and motor recovery level, active range of motion, and power grip were improved and spasticity just showed a decrease in one of the patient. Conclusion: Mirror therapy for 12 sessions can be beneficial to treatment of affected upper extremity in these two stroke patients
Keywords: Mirror therapy, Chronic stroke, Upper extremity
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2012/01/4 | Accepted: 2012/02/22 | Published: 2014/02/24
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Shamili A, Nakhostin Ansari N, Abdolvahab M, Raji P, Jalili M, Jalaei S. Mirror therapy in treatment of affected upper extremity in chronic stroke patients: Report of 2 cases. mrj. 2014; 8 (1) :81-86
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