See also: Hemiplegia Hemiplegic Hemisphere Hemiparesis Hemi Hemia Hemic Hemin Heming Hemipode Hemispheric Hemiparetic Hemibody Hemiola Hemipenes Hemisomus Hemistich Hemialgia Hemiblock Hemicycle Hemifield Hemianopsia
The term hemiplegia means that the paralysis is on one side of the body. A similar medical term, hemiparisis, means a weakness on one side of the body. In children with hemiplegia, the paralysis in the body occurs on the side opposite the affected part of the brain.
Medical Definition of hemiplegia. : total or partial paralysis of one side of the body that results from disease of or injury to the motor centers of the brain. More from Merriam-Webster on hemiplegia.
As nouns the difference between diplegia and hemiplegia is that diplegia is (medicine) paralysis that affects symmetrically opposed parts of the body while hemiplegia is total or partial inability to move one side of the body.
Other Ways to Treat Hemiplegia Electrical Stimulation. Studies have shown that combining electrical simulation (e-stim) with rehab exercise produces better results than exercise alone. Mental Practice. Another way to activate neuroplasticity is through mental practice, which simply involves closing your eyes and visualizing yourself moving your affected muscles. Mirror Therapy. ... More items...