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A novel neuromodulation technique for the rehabilitation of balance and gait: A case study

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posted on 2018-08-01, 00:00 authored by L Eduardo Cofré Lizama, Andisheh Bastani Jahromi, Maya G Panisset, Katharine Drummond, Fary Khan, Mary P Galea
Cranial-nerve non-invasive neuromodulation (CN-NINM) through the tongue has been proposed as an adjuvant intervention to improve efficacy of rehabilitation. However, CN-NINM effects have only been explored in multiple sclerosis and stroke populations. In this report we used CN-NINM during a 2-week (2 × 1.5 h sessions daily) physiotherapy program for the rehabilitation of a 57 y/o woman presenting with balance and gait impairments after a surgical resection of a fourth ventricular ependymoma. Clinical and instrumented balance and gait assessments showed improved performance in all tests and without adverse effects This study shows the beneficial effects and feasibility of combined physiotherapy and CN-NINM in this patient.

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Journal

Journal of clinical neuroscience

Volume

54

Pagination

140 - 142

Publisher

Elsevier

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

eISSN

1532-2653

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2018, Elsevier

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