Mirror box therapy was first described by V.S. Ramachandran for the relief of Phantom Limb Pain, but has since been proven in the treatment of Stroke Rehabilitation, and Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) / RSD, as well as for Hand and Foot Rehabilitation following an injury or surgery. [more…]
Studies have shown that Stroke rehabilitation can be dramatically improved by integrating physical and mental practice. Patients who have used Mirror Box Therapy have shown an improvement in the motorfunction and the rewiring of the brain [more…]
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome CRPS / RSD.
If you suffer from Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) or Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RDS) you need to try mirror therapy, some of the underlying problems causing CRPS arise from the initial immobility following a hand or foot injury. The immobility is thought to reduce the efficiency of the communication between the hand and the brain; you need to turn back “on” the wiring between your brain and your limb. Mirror therapy is an aid to this rehabilitation and provides a visual feed back [more…]
Phantom Limb Pain.
Something as simple as a mirror can be used to treat phantom limb pain. This is because the visual feedback that mirror therapy provides replaces the sensory feedback that the brain expects from the missing limb [more…]
Improvements come with repeated exercises. This is why a portable, collapsible and lightweight Mirror box is an invaluable tool in your recovery, allowing you to do your rehabilitation exercises wherever and whenever.