Do you have a client or patient who you think will benefit from imagery, yet you aren't sure?
Motor imagery studies have shown that imagery is free of adverse effects and contraindications. In fact, motor imagery is often indicated for those who are in the acute phases of rehabilitation, are overcoming plateaus, or are seeking to improve upon their performance of higher-level skills.
Many published motor imagery studies have found positive results in the rehabilitation of functional skills within the following conditions:
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Chronic Pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
Imagery possesses many benefits for the patient/client that include, but are not limited to:
- Decreases anxiety and fear about therapy and rehabilitation
- Safe: No Red Flags or Contraindications
- Sensitive to privacy and/or discomfort with being physically touched
- Cost & time effective by offering quick effects
- Retainable skills are learned
In most cases, imagery offers a well-rounded option for rehabilitation and healing for nearly any client or patient. So, go ahead and spread the knowledge of total healing via motor imagery!