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Stroke: tDCS may help rehabilitation of stroke patients

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may enhance effect of rehabilitation in patients with chronic stroke.

Krystian Figlewski

A new Danish study published in the scientific journal Stroke shows that a small current to the brain - so-called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) - may, in connection with physical training, help patients recover after their stroke.

"We have seen a surprisingly good effect in combining ordinary physical rehabilitation training with 30 minutes of tDCS every day. The effect of this combination is significant and can be relevant in future stroke treatment", says Jakob Blicher, associate professor at Center of Functionally Integrative Neuroscience (CFIN) at Aarhus University/Aarhus University Hospital. He is one of the researchers behind the new study.

The study, entitled: “Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Potentiates Improvements in Functional Ability in Patients With Chronic Stroke Receiving Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy” is published in the January 2017 issue of Stroke: 

Read more about the new study at Videnskab.dk (in Danish)


For more information, please contact:

Krystian Figlewski, PhD

Jakob Blicher, Associate Professor, PhD