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Innovative Rehabilitation for Neurological Conditions

A clinician working with a male patient with noninvasive brain stimulation equipment on his head.

The noninvasive brain stimulation (NIBS) program at Johns Hopkins is one of the few programs of its kind in the country. Run by recognized experts in the field of neurologic rehabilitation and motor learning with more than 20 years of experience in NIBS, our program offers different forms of brain stimulation techniques paired with evidence-based rehabilitation to help treat a variety of neurological conditions and movement disorders.


What is brain stimulation used for?

Several medical fields recognize the positive effects of brain stimulation. As rehabilitation physicians, we use this approach to help our patients improve a variety of brain functions affected by conditions such as:

  • Stroke
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Language and communication disorders (aphasia)
  • Movement disorders and involuntary muscle contractions (dystonia and dyskinesia)
  • Voice disorders (vocal cords paresis or partial paralysis)
  • Balance and coordination disorders (ataxia)
  • Swallowing disorders (dysphagia)
  • Weakness (hemiparesis), impaired cognition, chronic pain and similar symptoms
  • Psychiatric conditions, including medication-resistant depression
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