Tuesday, June 21, 2011

More research on mirror therapy for treatment of CRPS Type 1

Research in Italy by Angelo Cacchio, Elisabetta De Blasis, Vincenzo De Blasis, ,Valter Santilli, and Giorgio Spacca  was conducted to compare the effectiveness on pain and upper limb function of mirror therapy on CRPSt1 of upper limb in patients with acute stroke. The primary goals were a reduction in the visual analogue scale score of pain at rest, on movement, and brush-induced tactile allodynia. The secondary goalsts were improvement in motor function as assessed by the Wolf Motor Function Test and Motor Activity Log.

Their findings indicated that mirror therapy effectively reduces pain and enhances upper limb motor function in stroke patients with upper limb CRPSt1.

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