High frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for freezing of gait in those with Parkinson’s disease

Takeaway

  • In those with Parkinson’s disease (PD), high frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) over the supplementary motor area (SMA) demonstrated improvements in freezing of gait (FOG), select gait variables, and PD motor scores compared to a sham stimulation.

Why this matters

    High frequency rTMS over the SMA may be used as a supplemental therapy to other medications to help control FOG in those with PD.