What Is It?
This resource from the Neuro Orthopaedic Institute (noi), provides a brief overview of mirror therapy as a component of Graded Motor Imagery, an intervention appropriate in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome, phantom limb pain, stroke and focal dystonia. This 2 page handout covers what mirror therapy is, it’s physiological effects and a list of suggested exercise interventions.
This is a great summary resource for clinicians looking for a quick description of mirror therapy and the conditions it may benefit. While little is provided with regards to evidence supporting this intervention and appropriate treatment parameters, the list of graded hand activity examples will certainly give you a good place to start.