Graded Motor Imagery (GMI) is a sequence of strategies including left/right discrimination (being able to identify body parts and movements as being left and right ), motor imagery and mirror therapy. Evidence for the use of the graded motor imagery process or its individual components comes from neuroscience and clinical trials.
The GMI pack includes:
1 x Graded Motor Imagery Handbook
1 x NOI Mirror Box (perspex mirror)
1 x RecogniseTM Flash Cards for hands
The Graded Motor Imagery Handbook is a result of the last 15 years of neuroscience, clinical trials and clinical reasoning science and is finally available for both clinicians and pain sufferers. Moseley, Butler, Beames, Giles. Noigroup Publications, 2012.
Mirror Box is light, portable and easy to use. Constructed from plastic corflute and a perspex mirror (300 x 295mm), instructions are included.
RecogniseTM Flash cards consist of 48 images on square cards (24 images mirrored to equal a total of 48 images) photographed in simple positions with no interfering elements. Some will be easier than others to decide whether it is a left or right body part - this will depend on the indiviuals situation. Images may be more difficult if they are sideways or upside-down. Card games, reference list and instructions are included.