Critically Appraised Topic
Is mental imagery an effective intervention for functional rehabilitation of stroke patients with hemiparesis?
Clinical Bottom Line
This randomized, placebo-controlled trial tested the effectiveness of mental imagery (or mental practice) paired with physical practice of common activities of daily living, in comparison to a placebo relaxation program with physical practice. It showed the mental imagery significantly improved functional abilities over the placebo.
Yoshino, Jaime, "The Effectiveness of Mental Imagery on the Functional Rehabilitation of Stroke Patients with Hemiparesis" (2010). Physical Function CATs. 21.