Poster Session  |   July 2015
Mental-Practice-Triggered Electrical Stimulation in Chronic, Moderate, Upper-Extremity Hemiparesis Following Stroke
Author Affiliations
  • Ohio State University Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Article Information
Hand and Upper Extremity / Neurologic Conditions / Stroke / Prevention and Intervention
Poster Session   |   July 2015
Mental-Practice-Triggered Electrical Stimulation in Chronic, Moderate, Upper-Extremity Hemiparesis Following Stroke
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515231p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO6093
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, July 2015, Vol. 69, 6911515231p1. doi:10.5014/ajot.2015.69S1-PO6093
Abstract

Date Presented 4/18/2015

This study suggests that mental-practice-triggered stimulation markedly increases movement and dexterity in moderately impaired upper extremities following stroke. These changes caused increased ability to use the limb functionally for occupations such as opening a door and using a fishing rod.