Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 11; Issue 4 (August 2023)

Page No.: 4584-4588

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijpr.2023.138

Effectiveness of Motor Imagery and Mirror Book Therapy for the Recovery In Patients with Acute Bell’s Palsy: A Pilot Study

Pragna Landge *1, Dhwanit Shah 2

*1 Ph.D. Scholar, Associate Professor, Krishna School of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, KPGU Vadodara, Gujarat, India.

2 Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy at Government Physiotherapy College, Surat, Gujarat, India.

Corresponding Author: Dr. Pragna Landge, Ph.D. Scholar, Associate Professor, Krishna School of Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation, KPGU Vadodara, Gujarat, India.


Background: Bell’s palsy is an acute-onset peripheral facial palsy and is the commonest cause of LMN palsy. Facial resting symmetry and expressions are determining factors of facial attractiveness & being a marker of good health. The study aims to compare the effect of motor imagery and mirror book therapy for recovery in patients with acute Bell’s palsy.

Methods: Total 20 Patients suffering from acute Bell’s palsy were included in the study. Baseline data were collected with the use of SFGS and FDI. The patients were given conventional electrotherapy and Motor Imagery and Mirror book therapy. After four weeks, the patients were evaluated again.

Conclusion: The data were analyzed using the paired t-test. The present study concluded that Motor Imagery and Mirror Book Therapy improved Facial Function and Facial Symmetry in patients with acute Bell’s palsy.

Keywords: Acute Bell’s Palsy, Motor Imagery, Mirror Book Therapy, Conventional Electrotherapy.


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Cite this article: Pragna Landge, Dhwanit Shah. Effectiveness of Motor Imagery and Mirror Book Therapy for the Recovery In Patients with Acute Bell’s Palsy: A Pilot Study. Int J Physiother Res 2023;11(4):4584-4588. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2023.138