Does mirror box therapy reduce sensitivity to touch?

Mirror box therapy is best known for its use in treating phantom limb pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), and paralysis after stroke. It only appears to help a small proportion of patients [1] and understanding the sensory processes that occur during the therapy may help us to discover why this is the case and how it could be adapted to … [Read more...]

Movement representation techniques: it’s a fuzzy name, but it might just work!

A systematic review and meta-analysis has just come out in The Journal of Pain looking at the efficacy of “movement representation techniques” for people with limb pain. Now, you might ask “what is a movement representation technique”? Well, according to the authors of this review, a movement representation technique can encompass any therapy that … [Read more...]

Effects of Mirror Therapy on Motor and Sensory Recovery in Chronic Stroke: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Mirror therapy is a promising alternative to contemporary neurorehabilitative interventions such as robotic-assisted therapy, bilateral arm training, and constraint-induced therapy given its low cost and simplicity. We examined the effect of mirror therapy on sensorimotor performance, motor control, and daily functions in patients with chronic … [Read more...]