Mental practice is a viable recovery strategy for stroke survivors. Research shows that, through visualization, multiple brain regions are activated in exactly the same way as if the actions are performed!
A strong recovery program incorporates multiple modalities that promote neuroplasticity. Moreover, the modalities that can be used without the clinician should be included the home program.
***DO NOT USE THESE RECORDINGS WHEN DRIVING OR OPERATING MACHINERY***
This library of audio recordings is appropriate for stroke survivors whose RIGHT arm and hand are affected by stroke and can be integrated as part of the home program.
The body connection recordings can help stroke survivors relax, tune into the body, and help ease stress associated with recovery. This can be especially important for people with impaired sensation.
Mental practice is safe to use frequently and can help improve deficits in sensation, movement, attention, anxiety and interoception. Titles in this library include:
- BODY CONNECT CONTRACT RELAX - WITH MUSIC
- BODY CONNECT CONTRACT RELAX - NO MUSIC
- PETTING YOUR FEMALE LAP DOG - RIGHT ARM
- PETTING YOUR MALE LAP DOG - RIGHT ARM
- PETTING YOUR FEMALE CAT - RIGHT ARM
- PETTING YOUR MALE CAT - RIGHT ARM
NOTE: The information provided in this audio recording is for educational purposes only and is not provided as a professional service, medical advice or is it intended or implied to be a substitute for diagnosis or treatment. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from this audio recording with other sources and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with appropriate care providers. Individuals using this recording agree they have been given access by a healthcare provider.