Static magnets - What are they and what do they do?

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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. ©Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia.




Laakso, L., Lutter, F., & Young, C. (2009). Static magnets - What are they and what do they do? In Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia (Vol. 13, pp. 10–23). Revista Brasileira de Fisioterapia.

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