Static Magnets - what are they and what do they do?

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Title Static Magnets - what are they and what do they do?
Author Laakso, Liisa; Lutter, F.; Young, Catherine
Journal Name Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Year Published 2009
Place of publication Sao Carlos
Publisher Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia
Abstract Introduction: Therapeutic static magnets have gained wide community acceptance for neuromusculoskeletal pain relief in many countries yet, apart from strong anecdotal reports of benefit, there is a paucity of scientific evidence for their use. Objectives: In this review we describe the physical characteristics of traditional and commonplace unipolar and bipolar static magnets as well as newer quadripolar magnetic arrays; discuss what is known of the physiological effects of static magnets and the strength of the literature; and make suggestions for targeted future research for static magnets in the management of neuromusculoskeletal pain conditions.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.rbf-bjpt.org.br/index.asp
Copyright Statement Copyright 2009 Laakso et al; licensee RBF. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Volume 13
Issue Number 1
Page from 10
Page to 23
ISSN 1413-3555
Date Accessioned 2009-05-27
Date Available 2010-02-25T06:52:35Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Griffith Health Institute; Centre for Musculoskeletal Research
Faculty Griffith Health Faculty
Subject Physiology
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/28404
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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