Anna Boone, Scott Frey; Combined Use of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) and Mirror Therapy for Reduction of Phantom Limb Pain: A Case Study. Am J Occup Ther 2019;73(4_Supplement_1):7311520404. https://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2019.73S1-PO3018
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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
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