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Effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation on grip strength

Effect of transcranial magnetic stimulation on grip strength

Research has shown inconsistent evidence for the use of Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) being able to induce significant effects on behavioural measures of motor output in healthy subjects (Huang et al., 2005; Muellbacher et al., 2000; Urbach & Awiszus, 2001). No research has yet compared the effects of different rTMS paradigms on the maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) of an isometric hand grip strength task in a healthy male adult population. This study was designed to examine the differences in maximal voluntary isometric grip strength before and after two rTMS paradigms, namely high frequency (HFS) (pulses in each train repeated every 5Hz) and intermittent theta burst stimulation (iTBS) (burst of 3 pulses at 30Hz repeated every 5Hz in each train).

Conference: Demo