Scan-Mirror is a mirror especially designed for mirror-therapy also called mirror visual feedback (MVF). The features and benefits are:
- Optimal size for upper extremity mirror-therapies. Not too big, not too small.
- Shaped like a Super Ellipse and thus has no sharp edges.
- Made from unbreakable mirror material
- Folds and stores easily
The reflective surface of the mirror is approximately: 16x20 inches (40 x 50) cm and shaped like a super ellipse. The size and shape makes it possible for the patient to work both horizontally and vertically in movement planes all the way from the table surface to height of the shoulder. The mirror material is a durable plastic with a reflective coating on one side. It can be dropped to the floor without braking. The edges have been smoothened to avoid sharp corners. It is held upright by two pedestals that can be easily removed or moved.
Mirror therapy is a relatively new treatment method used within rehabilitation. Published scientific research(1) has made claims about good results using mirror therapy. These claims relate to rehabilitation in the area of both neurology as well as hand therapy.
The mirror is used as an aid in the treatment of phantom pain, nerve injury, CRPS and other diagnoses. The mirror is thus one of the many treatment modalities available for therapist to use in Hand Therapy.
Only trained and skilled medical professionals should use mirrors as a part of an overall treatment.
The mirror made in Denmark and sold through www.kcpedersen.dk or in the U.S. via www.danmicglobal.com
- Birgitta Rosen and Göran Lundborg: ”Training with a mirror in rehabilitation of the hand” Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery, April 2005, vol. 39, no. 2, pp. 104-108(5).
- Lundborg, Göran: Nerve injury and repair, second edition Isbn. 0-443-06711-2
- V.S. Ramachandrans book ”Phantoms in the brain” isbn.1-85702-895-5
- C. S. McCabe, R. C. Haigh, E. F. J. Ring, P. W. Halligan1, P. D. Wall2 and D. R. Blake: A controlled pilot study of the utility of mirror visual feedback in the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome (type 1)
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