Cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation for motor control in progressive supranuclear palsy

Principal Investigator

Marian Dale

Study Purpose

This pilot study is designed to test the efficacy of cerebellar transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for balance and speech in progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

Medical Condition(s)

progressive supranuclear palsy, balance, speech, transcranial magnetic stimulation

Eligibility Criteria

-Patients who have been diagnosed with supranuclear palsy (PSP)
-Are ages 40-85
-Are willing to refrain from other physical and speech therapy programs for the duration for the study
-Are able to remain on stable doses of medications for the duration of the study
-Do not have any other significant neurological disorders, including seizures
-Do not have a history of significant vestibular (inner ear) disorders
-Do not have electrically, magnetically or mechanically activated implants (such as a pacemakers, defibrillators, or cochlear implants) or a history of injurious metal exposure in eyes, head, or body

Healthy Volunteers Needed


Placebo Chance

Duration of Participation

2 months

Minors Included



Contact Austin Prewitt at or 503-781-7842
PI: Marian L. Dale, MD
IRB Study # 66152


OHSU Parkinson Center and Movement Disorders Program - Parkinson Center of Oregon Foundation Grant

Recruitment End


Compensation Provided



Subjects are compensated $100 after completing Block 1 sessions and another $100 after completing Block 2 sessions.

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