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Techniques in Neurosurgery & Neurology

The Effectiveness of Mirror Therapy with Stroke Patients in Producing Improved Motor and Functional Outcomes

  • Open or Close Hassan Izzeddin Sarsak*

    Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Jordan, Jordan

    *Corresponding author: Sarsak HI, Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Rehabilitation Sciences, Batterjee Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Submission: October 11, 2018; Published: October 26, 2018

DOI: 10.31031/TNN.2018.02.000532

ISSN 2637-7748
Volume2 Issue2

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Objectives: this study was conducted to review the literature on mirror therapy and to examine the scientific evidence on the effectiveness of utilizing mirror therapy to improve motor and functional outcomes with individuals post-stroke.

Results: our review found three studies suggesting that in stroke patients, mirror therapy compared to standardized hand exercise program may lead to improved motor and functional outcomes.

Conclusion: mirror therapy is effective and helpful in improving upper extremity motor and functional outcomes for patients with stroke.

Keywords: Mirror therapy; Hand; Upper extremity; Randomized control; Motor function; Stroke

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