Author: Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS

Utilizing MediTouch to Increase Massed Practice Post Stroke

The more we learn about, and strive to incorporate the principles of neuroplasticity, the more as neurorehab professionals we realize the importance of maximizing massed practice within our treatment plans. When working with patients post stroke, their immense potential for recovery heightens the importance of our role in helping create treatment environments which meet this […]

Improving Upper Extremity Function After Stroke

Post-stroke there are a vast array of impairments upon which a rehab specialist can focus their time and attention, but none are more important to patients and their caregivers than the return of ambulatory independence and upper extremity function. At ReWalk Robotics it has been our mission to help patients restore lower extremity mobility after […]

Treating Pain after SCI

As a clinician, one of the patient complaints we most often find ourselves trying to help solve is that of chronic pain; and in the case of patients that have survived spinal cord injury (SCI), this can be an especially intense and pervasive issue. Pain after SCI After spinal cord injury pain is a frequent complication with approximately half to two-thirds of patients suffering from […]

NH ReWalker Discharged Home With Device!

So happy and excited to announce our latest member to complete training and officially join the ReWalker family, Carolyn! Thank you to the outpatient PT team, and everyone involved at Littleton Regional Healthcare for all the hard work and love they put into getting Carolyn and her husband Roger to this point. See their story […]

Massed Practice and Activity Based Therapy for Neurorehabilitation

In Episode 23, Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD from the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury at the Kennedy Krieger Institute highlights some of the challenges that clinicians face in achieving high volumes of repetitions during activity-based rehab following neurological injury, and introduces some techniques for combining modalities like NMES or movement biofeedback in order to […]

The ReStore Exo-Suit for Stroke Rehabilitation – The Clinic’s Perspective

The ReStore Exo-Suit is a first-of-its-kind solution designed to improve gait training during stroke rehabilitation. Watch this video for the initial impressions and experiences with using this device from Brooks Rehabilitation. Reach us here to learn more about the ReStore Exo-Suit and to schedule a demonstration for your clinic. Also, subscribe to our Clinician’s Corner […]

How Can Exo-Suits Augment Conventional Gait Training After Stroke?

In this highlighted clip, Franchino Porciuncula, EdD, PT, DScPT from the Harvard John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences presents a case study that compares biomechanical and clinical outcomes from conventional and exo-suit augmented gait training. You can also learn more about updates to Franchino’s research in his poster presentation at this year’s […]

Presence of Propulsive Reserve?

Hear from Mike Lewek, PT, PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in this highlighted clip as he introduces his research around the concept of a “Propulsive Reserve” – the idea that patients post-stroke have the inherent capacity to produce more propulsion force on their paretic side, and that, when exposed to the right set of circumstances […]