Following a stroke or brain injury the bodies ability to function on both sides can be damaged.
This can result in a minimal or decreased ability to engage in activities of daily living.
As a result the individual may find themselves frustrated and wanting to give up and isolate.
In my experience, I have found a solution for these feelings of frustration and wanting to isolate.
“It is not that I am so smart, it is just that I stay with problems longer.” Albert Einstein
“Research your own experience. Absorb what is useful. Reject what is useless, and add specifically what is your own creation.” Bruce Lee
Create Your Own Program
In the event that you have not begun, I would encourage you to create a program. Create a program that will empower you to create neural pathways and brain reorganization. Brain reorganization through repetitive mirrored movements on your dominant and non-dominant sides of your body. Brain reorganization to improve and enhance your quality of life and well-being.
For approximately 25 years I have been using the principle of repetitive mirrored movement to create new neural pathways and brain reorganization on both sides of my body. Several years ago the term neuroplasticity was coined to describe the practice.
In 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 I asked other friends to record my continued use of repetitive mirrored movements to create neural pathways and brain reorganization. Scroll down to watch each of these short presentations.
The Goal — Being a Work in Progress
The goal has been to improve my ability to mirror the same abilities on both the non-dominant side (left side) of my body with the dominant side (right side) of my body. As in the below demonstrations, I engage both sides of my body (my hands, arms, elbows, legs, knees, and feet).
I engage both sides of my body to improve my gross, fine motor skills and muscle memory. I engage both sides of my body to improve my dexterity, hand-eye coordination, agility, balance, stamina, precision, focus and awareness. I engage both sides of my body to improve my skills and abilities.
I engage both sides of my body to improve and enhance the quality of my life and well-being. I engage both sides of my body to create and improve my brain and bodies ability to function after my brain injury.
Neuroplasticity through Martial Arts 2013
Neuroplasticity Demonstration August 2014
Brain Injury, Neuroplasticity and Personal Gains August 2015
Balance and Coordination through Repetitive Mirrored Movement 2016
Brain Injury Recovery and Repetitive Mirrored Movements 2017
Improving Our Brain and Body’s Ability to Excel after Brain Injury 2018