—Treatment of post stroke spasticity represents a major challenge in neurologic rehabilitation. Conventional medication treatment is not enough to control the negative effects of muscle stiffness, lack of movement coordination and control, and consecutive limited range of joint motion especially on affected chronic patients where the immobility-related changes of the mechanical muscle properties are prevailing. Repetitive peripheral magnetic stimulation (rPMS) of affected muscles administered during stretching is a new and attractive option of therapeutical intervention, able to reduce pathological muscle tone and to stimulate cortical reorganization.
—Muscle stiffness, peripheral repetitive magnetic stimulation, stroke rehabilitation.
L. Grozoiu, S. Savulescu, and M. Berteanu are with the Rehabilitation Department of Elias University Hospital, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Bucharest, Romania (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org).
S. Hesse is with Medical Park Berlin Neurological Rehabilitation, Charite University of Medicine, Berlin, Germany.
A. Bighea is with University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania.
Cite: Lavinia Grozoiu, Savulescu Simona, Stefan Hesse, Adrian Bighea, and Mihai Berteanu, "Repetitive Peripheral Magnetic Stimulation in Stroke Rehabilitation A Case Study," International Journal of Social Science and Humanity vol. 6, no. 8, pp. 608-611, 2016.