Ashu Bhasin1, Senthil S. Kumaran2, M.V. Padma1, Sujata Mohanty3, Rohit Bhatia1
1Department of Neurology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India; 2DEPARTMENT OF N.M.R., ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, NEW DELHI, DELHI, India; 3Stem Cell Facility, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Synopsis: Physiotherapy based on mirror therapy concept was administered to stroke patients for 8 weeks. BOLD mapping was carried out for fist-clenching tasks of paretic hand. It has been observed that during observation of a movement, motor areas in the primary and premotor cortex show enhanced activation when a subject observes the unaffected hand in a mirror or in simulated environments.