Purpose: The present study aimed to investigate whether anodal transcranial direct current stimulation (a-tDCS) of the primary motor cortex (M1) could affect dynamic postural stability in healthy young adults. Methods: A randomized, crossover, double-blind experimental design was used in this study. Effects of tDCS on dynamic postural stability were assessed baseline and immediately after tDCS. Results: a-tDCS of M1 significantly decreased the COP of medial-lateral displacement on the posteromedial and posterolateral direction, and path length on the posteromedial direction in the Y-balance, while no significant changes in the sham tDCS (s-tDCS) condition. Conclusion: This study provided evidence that a-tDCS enhanced dynamic postural stability in healthy young adults
Wang, Baofeng; Xiao, Songlin; Shen, Bin; Yu, Changxiao; and Fu, Weijie
"ACUTE EFFECTS OF HIGH-DEFINITION TRANSCRANIAL DIRECT CURRENT STIMULATION ON DYNAMIC POSTURAL STABILITY IN A Y-BALANCE TASK,"
ISBS Proceedings Archive: Vol. 40:
1, Article 178.
Available at: https://commons.nmu.edu/isbs/vol40/iss1/178