Mirror Therapy and Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) are emerging strategies to be utilized in treating both Orthopedic and Neurological patients. They have been termed “topdown treatment” strategies to assist in improving functional outcomes. These two treatment strategies are supported by evidence that shows the changes occurring after treatment.
Mirror Therapy and GMI are cost effective clinical strategies to use in the clinic and are billed under neuromuscular reeducation.These treatment strategies can be utilized for both orthopedic and neurological patients. Research has shown that Cerebral Vascular Accidents, Traumatic Brain Injury, Nerve Entrapments, Phantom Limb Pain, Persistent Pain and many other diagnoses have responded well when implementing Mirror Therapy or GMI. These two strategies are helpful in getting the patient to move if there is fear of movement, anxiety about moving, by using the noninvolved limb to assist.
What are you going to do if your patient’s peripheral symptoms are treated but the patient is unable to get well and/or their symptoms keep appearing again and again? New strategies such as Mirror Therapy and GMI help to retrain the brain when the problem reveals central sensitization or central nervous system changes. This webinar by expert speaker Dr. Susan W. Stralka will shed light on these treatment protocols in the clinical and home setting and for a variety of diagnoses.
Who should attend?
Physical Therapist and Physical Therapy Assistants, Occupational Therapist and Certified Occupational Assistants, Massage, Athletic Trainers, Exercise Physiologist and Clinical Psychologist
Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.
- Margie Scalley Vaught
Susan W. Stralka, PT, DPT, MS, is a licensed physical therapist with many years of experience treating both musculoskeletal and neurovascular consequences of injury. She is a guest lecturer at The University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center in Memphis, Tennessee (UTHSC) and earned an Master’s Degree and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from there. She has a strong clinical background in treating neurological and musculoskeletal consequences of injury.
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