In my own ongoing brain injury recovery process I have found tremendous benefit in repetitive mirrored movements. Alternating identical movements on both sides of my body engages both sides of my brain, creating hope in my life.
One Skill and One Skill Set at a Time
What I do with the right side of my body (my dominant side) I then repeat with the left side of my body (my non-dominant side). Then by doing a bazillion repetitions by alternating movements on both sides of my body) has empowered me to accomplish things that I never dreamed possible.
My Encouragement to You
If you are able, I would encourage you to engage in repetitive mirrored movements by repeating the same movement. The same movement on both sides of your body. On your right and left sides of your body. Your dominant and your non-dominant side of your body. Your affected and non-affected sides of your body.
Start out slow and in the process of combining skills and skill sets together (over time) you will be able to accomplish things that you never dreamed possible.
Article, Video Presentation and Slideshow Presentation
I wrote an article and created a video and slide show presentation of the article to share what helped me in this process. The process of repetitive mirrored movement.
Below is a link to the article, video presentation and slide show presentation. As you read, watch and listen to the article and questions come to mind, please ask. All questions are good questions and welcomed.
Neuroplasticity, Small Successes, and Learning/Relearning Skills and Skill Sets Slideshow Presentation
Click on the start button to watch the 108 second way in which I have developed new neural pathways and brain reorganization. New neural pathways and brain reorganization using Kali Sticks and Open Hand movements.
For Gross Motor Skill Development
Click on the start button to watch a 46 second way in which I have developed new neural pathways and brain reorganization using use Short Stick and In Close Open Hand Jeet Kune Do, Kali and Wing Chun movements.
For Fine Motor Skill Development