Use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation as an adjunct to constraint induced therapy, The
Cerebral vascular accident (CVA) or stroke is a leading cause of disability in the United States. Hemiplegia is a common and persistent outcome of stroke and is present in 80 percent of stroke survivors. Upper extremity hemiplegia, in particular, tends to persist beyond functional recovery in other areas. Intensive training techniques, like constraint induced therapy (CIT) have been shown to significantly improve functioning of the upper extremity, months or even years post-CVA. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is a method of stimulating and augmenting the neurophysiology of ...
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