Effects of a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation on static balance in a patient with hemiparesis: A case study

Arislander Jonathan Lopes Dumont, Maria Carolina Araujo, Roberta Delasta Lazzari, Cibele Almeida Santos, Debora Bachin Carvalho, Renata Calhes Franco de Moura, Luiz Alfredo Braun Ferreira, Manuela Galli, Claudia Santos Oliveira

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Abstract

[Purpose] Cerebrovascular accident (stroke) is characterized by an abrupt onset of focal or global neurological signs and symptoms. Asymmetry of the limbs is common following a stroke due to hemiplegia or hemiparesis. [Subject and Methods] A male patient having suffered an ischemic stroke was initially evaluated using the Timed Up-and-Go Test and the Six-Minute Walk Test. Static balance was evaluated using a force plate (Kistler model 9286BA) for the stabilometry analysis of center of pressure (COP) sway. The data were interpreted using the SWAY software program (BTS Engineering) synchronized with the SMART-D 140® system. Anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS; 2 mA) was applied over the primary motor cortex for 20 minutes during gait training on a treadmill. [Results] Under the condition of eyes open, reductions were found in anteroposterior sway (6.18%), trace length (3.3%) and sway velocity (3.3%) immediately following tDCS. [Conclusion] A single session of anodal tDCS combined with treadmill training had a positive effect on the static balance of a subject with chronic hemiparesis stemming from a stroke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)955-958
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Physical Therapy Science
Volume27
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2015

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Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation
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Keywords

  • Balance
  • Hemiparesis
  • Transcranial direct current stimulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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Dumont, A. J. L., Araujo, M. C., Lazzari, R. D., Santos, C. A., Carvalho, D. B., de Moura, R. C. F., ... Oliveira, C. S. (2015). Effects of a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation on static balance in a patient with hemiparesis: A case study. Journal of Physical Therapy Science, 27(3), 955-958.

Effects of a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation on static balance in a patient with hemiparesis : A case study. / Dumont, Arislander Jonathan Lopes; Araujo, Maria Carolina; Lazzari, Roberta Delasta; Santos, Cibele Almeida; Carvalho, Debora Bachin; de Moura, Renata Calhes Franco; Ferreira, Luiz Alfredo Braun; Galli, Manuela; Oliveira, Claudia Santos.

In: Journal of Physical Therapy Science, Vol. 27, No. 3, 31.03.2015, p. 955-958.

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Dumont, AJL, Araujo, MC, Lazzari, RD, Santos, CA, Carvalho, DB, de Moura, RCF, Ferreira, LAB, Galli, M & Oliveira, CS 2015, 'Effects of a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation on static balance in a patient with hemiparesis: A case study', Journal of Physical Therapy Science, vol. 27, no. 3, pp. 955-958.
Dumont, Arislander Jonathan Lopes ; Araujo, Maria Carolina ; Lazzari, Roberta Delasta ; Santos, Cibele Almeida ; Carvalho, Debora Bachin ; de Moura, Renata Calhes Franco ; Ferreira, Luiz Alfredo Braun ; Galli, Manuela ; Oliveira, Claudia Santos. / Effects of a single session of transcranial direct current stimulation on static balance in a patient with hemiparesis : A case study. In: Journal of Physical Therapy Science. 2015 ; Vol. 27, No. 3. pp. 955-958.
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