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