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Body Schema as Assessed by Upper Limb Left/Right

People who have had a stroke commonly face significant difficulties with their upper limbs.

Traditional rehabilitation methods focused on the upper limb tend to result in modest improvements. However, the understanding that the body’s internal representation can be changed in other upper limb conditions has led to the development of customized rehabilitation strategies.

This research aimed to determine whether individuals who have had a stroke undergo changes in their internal representation of the upper limb. If this is the case, this knowledge could potentially impact rehabilitation approaches, including the use of motor imagery.