Deep brain stimulation followed with a specific type of physical therapy can help stroke and Parkinson’s disease patients improve their motor skills and do tasks important to their daily lives, according to Mahidol University’s Faculty of Physical Therapy.

Assoc Prof Jarugool Tretriluxana, dean of the faculty, said the patients can use their hands and arms for movements such as lifting, reaching and grasping objects after a 20-minute brain stimulation session followed by 60-90 minutes of special physical therapy.

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