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Galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) stimulates the vestibular system electrically with low-amplitude direct current through surface electrodes applied to the left and right mastoids. The effects of GVS on unilateral spatial neglect (USN) in poststroke patients were recently reported, but the influence of the current intensity and application duration of(More)
BACKGROUND A recent study investigated the effects of galvanic vestibular stimulation (GVS) on pusher behavior (PB) in post-stroke patients. However, there have been no reports about the effects of multisession GVS on PB. OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to investigate the feasibility and effects of multisession GVS combined with physical therapy(More)
Stroke patients are at a higher risk of falling than the community-dwelling elderly, and many falls are due to contact with an obstacle. This study compared the effects of the simultaneous addition of a cognitive task during obstacle crossing between stroke patients and community-dwelling older adults (control subjects). Participants comprised 20 stroke(More)
BACKGROUND Mirror therapy (MT) and electromyography-triggered neuromuscular stimulation (ETMS) are both effective treatments for impaired upper limbs following stroke. A combination of these two treatments (ETMS-MT) may result in greater gain than either treatment alone. OBJECTIVES The feasibility and possible effects of ETMS-MT upon upper extremity(More)
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