Is there evidence to suggest that action observation and imitation is comparable to standard treatments in the rehabilitation of upper extremity motor skills in persons with CVA?
Clinical Bottom Line
At present, there is insufficient evidence to support replacing standard stroke rehabilitation methods with action observation and imitation. However, limited evidence suggests that these methods may support standard CVA treatment protocols and improve outcomes.
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Mazaud, Wendy, "Limited Evidence Suggests That Action Observation and Imitation Supports Upper Extremity Motor Rehabilitation in Patients With Stroke" (2009). Physical Function CATs. 1.