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Phase-dependent modulation of the soleus H-reflex during rhythmical arm swing in humans.
  • K. Hiraoka
  • Medicine
  • Electromyography and clinical neurophysiology
  • 2001
The purpose of this study is to investigate modulation of the soleus H-reflex during rhythmic arm swing in humans. Significant depression of the soleus H-reflex was observed when subjects swung theirExpand
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Non-invasive Cerebellar Stimulation—a Consensus Paper
The field of neurostimulation of the cerebellum either with transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS; single pulse or repetitive (rTMS)) or transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS; anodal orExpand
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  • Open Access
Rehabilitation Effort to Improve Upper Extremity Function in Post-Stroke Patients: A Meta-Analysis
The present study examined the effect of rehabilitation upon improving upper extremity function in post-stroke patients. A meta-analysis combined the results reported in the literature concerningExpand
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  • Open Access
Characteristics of locomotion, muscle strength, and muscle tissue in regenerating rat skeletal muscles
Although numerous studies have aimed to elucidate the mechanisms used to repair the structure and function of injured skeletal muscles, it remains unclear how and when movement recovers followingExpand
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Cyclic modulation of H-reflex depression in ipsilateral and contralateral soleus muscles during rhythmic arm swing
The objective of the present study was to investigate the effects of rhythmic arm swing on ipsilateral and contralateral soleus motoneuron pool excitability. Ten healthy human subjects participatedExpand
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Abnormalities of the First Three Steps of Gait Initiation in Patients with Parkinson's Disease with Freezing of Gait
The purpose of this study was to investigate abnormalities of the first three steps of gait initiation in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) with freezing of gait (FOG). Ten PD patients with FOGExpand
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  • Open Access
Variable Initial Swing Side and Prolonged Double Limb Support Represent Abnormalities of the First Three Steps of Gait Initiation in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease with Freezing of Gait
This study investigated abnormalities of the first three steps of gait initiation in patients with Parkinson’s disease without freezing of gait (PD − FOG) and investigated which abnormalities areExpand
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  • Open Access
Changes in masseter muscle activity associated with swallowing.
  • K. Hiraoka
  • Medicine
  • Journal of oral rehabilitation
  • 1 October 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate masseter muscle activity during swallowing in seven healthy humans. In order to observe both the increase and the decrease of masseter muscle activity,Expand
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Cortical and spinal control of ankle joint muscles before and during gait initiation
  • K. Hiraoka, K. Abe
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Somatosensory & motor research
  • 1 January 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate control of the ankle joint muscles before and during gait initiation. Seven healthy humans, aged 20–30 years old, participated in this study. Motor-evokedExpand
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The effects of external cues on ankle control during gait initiation in Parkinson's disease.
The present study investigated the effects of external cues on motor control of the ankle joint during gait initiation in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD) and in age-matched healthy subjects.Expand
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