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The Optimizing Brain Stimulation for Walking and Balance in older adults (OptiStim) Study

Are you age 65-85 and concerned about your walking or your balance?

Study goal: To determine whether non-invasive brain stimulation improves balance and walking in adults.

Requirements: If you are age 65-85, are concerned about walking and balance, you may be eligible to participate.


  • Participation will include up to 6 visits over 8 weeks
  • Eligibility screening visit consisting of health interviews and assessments of walking, balance and memory
  • MRI scan
  • Four 20 minute sessions of non-invasive brain stimulation 

Participation is paid up to $150. Parking and transportation can be provided.

Contact Nicole LaGanke for more information at (617) 971-5358 or

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