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    Advancing Concussion Rehabilitation with Mirror Therapy Techniques

    For those who suffer from the side effects of a stroke, phantom limb pain, or Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), Mirror Therapy can provide much needed relief from your symptoms. Mirror therapy has a number of other titles such as mirror imagery, mirror box therapy, mirror visual feedback, imagery therapy, mirror imagery, mirror exercise, and more. But all of these terms refer to the same therapeutic practice, proven to improve outcomes.

    Mirror therapy is a type of rehabilitation therapy intended to help affected limbs move more efficiently. Your brain has neurons called mirror neurons which fire when you see mirroring your own, either in a mirror or by another individual. During treatment, these neurons fire and through neuroplasticity they “trick” your brain into helping affected limbs move while neurons fire as the individual attempts movement.

    This evidence-based therapy is common for returning mobility to limbs after a stroke or helping those suffering from phantom limb pain due to an amputation. It also has been shown to relieve the symptoms of CRPS. This simple treatment is non-invasive and easy to take advantage of for people of all ages and abilities. Some benefits include:

    Drug Free (no opioid addiction!)

    Easy To Perform & Accessible Exercises

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    Mirror Therapy &
    Neuroplasticity

    Neuroplasticity is the brain’s ability to heal, recover, and rewire after a neurological injury. Therapeutic exercises along with mirror therapy can strengthen neural pathways and create new ones as well. Neuroplasticity is best activated through repetitive stimulus.

    After a significant neurological injury, neural pathways can get damaged and in turn impair certain functions of the brain. Mirror therapy has been proven to help improve mobility and aid in neurological recovery. Mirror therapy is extremely helpful in stroke rehabilitation and should be done with a trained therapist – however, you can practice as much as you can at home!

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Mirror Therapy is a form of rehabilitation that helps you utilize your limbs more affectively by treating the motor control center of the brain. It has been a proven form of therapy for reducing pain that can be caused by phantom limb, strokes and other issues related to motor control.

    If you are interested in learning whether or not Mirror Therapy is the right choice for you, contact us today at 613-728-2929 or book an appointment with us online.

    Mirror Therapy can be used to treat a variety of issues related to motor control including: 

    • Strokes
    • Phantom limbs
    • Chronic pain

    If you are interested in learning whether or not Mirror Therapy is the right choice for you, contact us today at 613-728-2929 or book an appointment with us online.

    When a patient has received an amputation of a limb, it is common to experience what is known as ‘phantom limb’ where there is pain in the area where the limb had once been. Mirror therapy is a proven effective treatment for phantom limb. Mirror Therapy works by providing the motor cortex positive feedback through the visual illusion created by the unaffected limb.

    If you are interested in learning whether or not Mirror Therapy is the right choice for you, contact us today at 613-728-2929 or book an appointment with us online.

    Mirror Therapy is a form of therapy where the patient is directed to perform a series of movements using the opposing limb that is not affected. The patient watches the movements of the unaffected limb in the mirror which creates a visual illusion for the motor cortex part of the brain.

    Mirror neurons are neurons that fire when a person or animal observes the same action performed by another. Mirror neurons have been observed in primates and birds. These mirror neurons fire when we look in a mirror, and through the use of mirror therapy they can help trick the brain into correcting sensory feedback issues stemming from strokes, amputaitons, or CRPS.

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