Poster Session
Issue Date: August 01, 2019
Published Online: November 15, 2019
Updated: November 26, 2019
Combined Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Mirror Therapy for Reduction of Phantom Limb Pain: A Case Study
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, USA
Article Information
Musculoskeletal Impairments / Rehabilitation, Participation, and Disability / Translational Research
Poster Session   |   August 01, 2019
Combined Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Mirror Therapy for Reduction of Phantom Limb Pain: A Case Study
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520404. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3018
American Journal of Occupational Therapy, August 2019, Vol. 73, 7311520404. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3018
Abstract

Date Presented 04/04/19

Mirror therapy has demonstrated positive results for decreasing phantom limb pain in individuals with amputations. Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a form of noninvasive brain stimulation, is a cost-effective means of altering cortical excitability and may enhance the effects of mirror therapy. Results from a case study with a lower-extremity amputation revealed no adverse effects with decreases in phantom limb pain. Future studies are warranted.

Primary Author and Speaker: Anna Boone

Contributing Authors: Scott Frey