Should we be using transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in clinical practice?

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) is becoming ever more popular with numerous scientific publications now available examining everything from improving motor control to curing depression. Several DIY enthusiasts run home experiments using tDCS devices they have built in their bedrooms. Less commonly known is transcranial pulsed current stimulation (tPCS) and cranial nerve stimulation. The current webinar will provide an introduction to those less familiar with the proposed electrophysiological science behind using these techniques. Evaluating experiments in motor control for gait in neurological conditions as well as literature for management of episodic and chronic migraines and depression the webinar will seek to answer: What is the evidence for using these techniques? How effective are they? How safe are they? Should we be using them in clinical practice?
This webinar took place in the past. You may watch it online.
 

Presenter

Gad Alon

 

Dr. Gad Alon, PT, Ph.D.

GAlon@som.umaryland.edu

https://www.medschool.umaryland.edu/profiles/Alon-Gad/

Dr. Alon is an Emeritus Associate Professor in the school of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. He was a core faculty until retiring in 2012.  The core of his research endeavor has been to develop, test and help bring to the market new treatment options to treat slow-to-heal wounds, to manage acute inflammation, to strengthen weak-sarcopenic skeletal muscles, and assist in the recovery following damage the central nervous system (CNS) using both functional electrical stimulation (FES) and neuromodulation in the form of non-invasive electrical stimulation of the brain (ESB). In recent years, Dr. Alon began focusing on the design, development, testing and deployment of wearable wireless self-administered FES and EBS systems with the goal of making FES and EBS a standard-of-care option in the discipline of rehabilitation medicine world-wide. Prior to retirement, his major teaching included electrotherapy, management of limb amputation, management of pathological movements and therapeutic technologies. He has been awarded faculty of the year 6 times and his research and teaching has earned him world recognition in the field of clinical electrotherapy. Dr. Alon is invited frequently to share his interest and knowledge with clinicians and scientists Throughout the USA and around the world. He was a member of the board of directors of IFESS from 2014 to 2018. He is an adjunct Associate Professor in the Rehabilitation Science department at George Mason University.


Moderator

Dr. Tamsyn Street, Salisbury NHS foundation Trust, UK

 
Event Fee
IFESS members € 0.00
Non-IFESS members (approx. £ 5.64 and $ 7.85) € 6.50

Download iCalendar entry for this event. iCalendar feed for this event.