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Type of Article : Review

Year: 2015 | Volume 3 | Issue 3 | Page No. 1086-1090

Date of Publication: 11-06-2015

DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.148


Aishath Najiha 1, Jagatheesan Alagesan *2, Vandana J. Rathod 3, Poongundran Paranthaman 4.  

*1 Internee, Saveetha College of physiotherapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
2 Professor, Saveetha College of physiotherapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.
3 Lecturer, SPB Physiotherapy College, Ugat Bhesan Road, Surat, India.
4 Principal, Sigma Institute of Physiotherapy, Vadodara, India.

Corresponding author: Dr. Jagatheesan Alagesan, PT, PhD, Professor, Saveetha College of physiotherapy, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. India - 602105. Mobile: +91 72999 05242


The aim of this review was to identify and summarize the existing evidences on mirror box therapy for the management of various musculoskeletal conditions. A systemic literature search was performed to identify studies concerning mirror therapy. The included journal articles were reviewed and assessed for its significance. Fifty one studies were identified and reviewed. Five different patient categories were studied: 24 studies focussed on mirror therapy after stroke, thirteen studies focussed on mirror therapy after an amputation, three studies focussed on mirror therapy with complex regional pain syndrome patients, two studies on mirror therapy for cerebral palsy and one study focussed on mirror therapy after a fracture. The articles reviewed showed a trend that mirror therapy is effective in stroke, phantom limb pain, complex regional pain syndrome, cerebral palsy and fracture rehabilitation.
KEY WORDS: Mirror Therapy, Stroke, Cerebral Palsy, Fracture Rehabilitation.


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Aishath Najiha, Jagatheesan Alagesan, Vandana J. Rathod, Poongundran Paranthaman. MIRROR THERAPY: A REVIEW OF EVIDENCES. Int J Physiother Res 2015;3(3):1086-1090. DOI: 10.16965/ijpr.2015.148




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