Fancy Fingers

What type of therapy does photo depict? What is the sequence/protocol of progression? What is rationale?

Moderator's Response
This photo depicts Laterality Training which is a step/sequence in motor imaging (mirror therapy).

Mirror Imaging Program, Graded Motor Imagery Program, Mirror Visual Feedback (MVF) or Mirror Therapy Program

Laterality Reconstruction

Motor Imagery (not moving)

Mirror Work (imaging then movement)

Motor Imagery/Mirror Therapy
• Tricks the brain into correcting its distorted image of the body
• Pain results from a mis-match in the way the brain perceives the body and the actual condition of the body
• Brain is tricked into thinking that the limb is actually better than the brain thinks it is
• Affected limb inside box
• Unaffected limb outside box

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