Author: Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS
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 […]