Maryam Rastgoo

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PURPOSE To evaluate the effect of low frequency, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on the lower extremity spasticity and motor neuron excitability in patients after stroke. METHODS Seven patients after stroke aged 42-78 years were included in this pretest-posttest clinical trial. The rTMS at 1 Hz and duration of 20 min was applied to the(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the effect of low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) on lower extremity (LE) spasticity, motor function and motor neurone excitability in chronic stroke patients. METHOD This study was a randomised sham-controlled cross-over trial with 1-week follow-up. A total of 20 post-stroke patients were randomised to(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE To evaluate the reliability of the Modified Tardieu Scale (MTS) in the measurement of ankle plantarflexor spasticity in patients after stroke. RESEARCH DESIGN Inter- and intra-rater reliability study. INTERVENTIONS Not applicable. METHODS AND PROCEDURES Adult patients after stroke participated. Patients were tested by two raters for(More)
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE This study was designed to compare the short-term effects of infrared (IR) and therapeutic ultrasound (US) on clinical and electrophysiological measures of spasticity and range of motion (ROM) in hemiplegic patients with plantar flexor muscle spasticity. RESEARCH DESIGN A cross-sectional, single centre trial. INTERVENTIONS Ultrasound(More)
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