Stroke Rehabilitation without movement.

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Stroke survivor can benefit of mirror box therapy even in the absent of voluntary movement. Research as shown at the mirror neuron system respond not only during action execution, but also during observation of actions being performed. So by watching the reflection of the unaffected limb  in a mirror the mirror neurons for the affected side can be activated.

For more information about mirror neurons see links below or just google mirror neurons

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirror_neuron

http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/ramachandran06/ramachandran06_index.html

http://www.sfn.org/index.cfm?pagename=brainBriefings_MirrorNeurons

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