Orientate: The Laterality Recognition Program. Loss of laterality recognition is known to occur in stroke patients and patients with CRPS/RSD and phantom limb pain. Orientate” laterality software provide images of hands and feet in different positions and postures, on three levels.
Evidence shows there is a direct link to the ability to correctly recognise Left and right to the level of pain. Orientate” as been developed to measure this ability, and helps retrain the brain.
A stoke patients may loose the ability to recognise a complete left or right hemisphere. As part of a comprehensive rehabilitation programme Orientate” will help to retrain the brain to see and recognise this missing hemisphere and reduce pain.
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- Getting Started -
Begin at level one and continue to repeat until you are regularly correctly identifying 20 of the images in an average response time of 1.5 seconds, then advance to the next level. Once this accuracy as been archived at level three you will be at a similar level to that of an average able bodied person and ready to move on to the next level of rehabilitation: “Mirror Box Therapy”.
Orientate should ideally be performed 4 to 5 times a day or as often and as long as it is comfortable, but do not turn it into a chore.
Like all therapies laterality recognition dose not always show immediate results. The rate and amount of recovery much depends on the extent of the damage, and the intensity and duration of the therapy you receive. Recovery also is likely to be influenced by personality, life experiences and coping styles. Motivation to recover is a key factor in obtaining an optimal level of rehabilitation.
This full version includes a total of nine different image packs – hands, feet and mixed – in three difficulty levels, totalling over a thousand different images.