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 […]
Clinical Integration of the ReStore Exo-Suit
Episode 25 of the Topics in NeuroRehabilitation webcast features a ReStore Case Study presented by Abby Maillet, PT from Brooks Neuro Recovery Center in Jacksonville, Florida. Brooks is one of the first centers in the US to incorporate the ReStore Exo-Suit technology into patient treatment sessions post stroke, click below to hear about their exciting […]
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 […]
Technology Adoption Tips & Tricks: ReStore Calf Wrap Liner Edition
Why Attention To Technology Adoption Is Important- It’s easy to get excited when your facility or patient obtain a new piece of rehab technology, but without adequate implementation support and practice it’s also easy for things to veer into the ‘gathering dust’ category. This however is more harmful than it may seem, and for everyone […]
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 […]
Using the ReStore Exo-Suit to Facilitate High-Intensity Gait Training
Should gait training in neurorehab focus on improving gait quality, or maximizing intensity? What if you could do both? Hear from Kristen Hohl, PT, DPT, NCS from Shirley Ryan Ability Lab in this highlighted clip as she discusses how she uses the ReWalk ReStore to facilitate high-intensity gait training sessions to achieve the CPG recommendations […]
Using a ReWalk Exoskeleton in the Winter and Inclement Weather
Safe and consistent regular usage is a top priority for independent home users of the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton. For users who live in a climate with shifting seasons, this can be a unique challenge. When ambulating outdoors in inclement weather, there are some basic tips to enhance success and safety and we can think about […]
Analyzing Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) as They Relate to Robotics
For busy clinicians, the Clinical Practice Guidelines released by the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT) in collaboration with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) are an extremely attractive tool for quickly tapping into the state of evidence around a particular topic via the well-vetted recommendations these documents produce.
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 […]
Training Veterans for Successful Home Exoskeleton Use
In this highlighted clip, Pierre Asselin from the Bronx VA medical center speaks about the importance of understanding how veterans and other personal exoskeleton users want to use their devices once they leave the clinic so that therapists can help to mimic this environment as closely as possible during their training. Click Here to learn […]
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 […]