Mirror Therapy Effect on Hand Functions in Cerebral Palsy
Current Practice in Medical Science Vol. 5,
14 July 2022
The objective of this study is to determining the effect of mirror therapy on hand functions (fine + gross motor activity) in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy (CP) describes “group of disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain” . The QUEST and Box and Block tests were performed on a 5-year-old female patient with hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Mirror therapy was used for 30 minutes per day, six days per week for three weeks. Activities performed by the right hand included-Grasps of cylindrical,spherical and hook pattern, Gripping activities with theraputty of green colour, Arrangement of peg board, Peg link activities, Transfer of objects. There were significant differences in pre- and post-treatment scores, indicating that mirror therapy had an influence on the use of the afflicted hand in daily activities.
- Cerebral palsy
- mirror therapy
- quest scale