We get heaps of requests for help here at NOI and much of it is in the area of graded motor imagery (GMI). A frequent call for help is about how to help people with heightened sensitivity imagine movement in a body part. If we follow the broad protocol, better outcomes with the mirror will occur if you have the skill to imagine a body part in the first person i.e. actually experience yourself moving even though you are not.
Frequently the person can imagine themselves moving the non-painful/affected side but not the other. Left right discrimination abilities are usually OK and we are assuming a part disembodiment. Recent calls for help have been with a burnt hand and CRPS,
We have a few ideas, but there are many people out there with great skills in imagery.
We would enjoy some thoughts on how to help people achieve this skill or as I like to say – “get some good templates for movement”.