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motor imagery, total knee arthroplasty, TKA, ROM, pain, function
The present study examined the potential of motor imagery training and investigated the role of motor imagery instructions (audio) to improve knee range of motion after a total knee replacement. The participants were randomly assigned to either an experimental motor imagery group (n=4) or a control group (n=6). Both groups performed specific exercises to improve their knee range of motion and strengthen their muscles. Participants in the Motor Imagery group performed a motor imagery training exercise for a knee flexion stretch on the stairs prior to performing the actual exercise. The motor imagery group demonstrated a significantly greater increase in knee range of motion when compared to the control group.
Mahmoud, Noorelhoda; Razzano, Marc A. Jr.; and Tischler, Karen, "The Efficacy of Motor Imagery Training on Range of Motion, Pain and Function of Patients After Total Knee Replacement" (2016). CUNY Academic Works.