Author: Kathleen O'Donnell
What is Paretic Propulsion, and Why Does it Matter?
Watch this highlighted clip to hear from Kathleen O’Donnell as she takes us through an exercise to help us understand the relationships between ankle plantarflexion, trailing limb angle, and forward propulsion in the gait cycle, and highlights why it is so important to retrain for effective propulsion symmetry in patients post-stroke. These principles are the […]
Health and Social Benefits of a Personal Exoskeleton
What do ReWalkers mean when they say that the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton is “more than walking”? This week’s highlighted clip features Lucy Dodd, a ReWalk user in the UK, as she describes some of the benefits that she experiences as a result of her regular exoskeleton use at home and in her community, including improvements […]
Exoskeleton and Exo-Suit Progression Strategies
In this highlight video Matt Giffhorn, PT, DPT, NCS from the Shirley Ryan Ability Lab answers one of the questions we hear a lot: “How can I maximize the benefits of an Exoskeleton or an Exo-Suit to make sure I continue to progress and challenge my neuro rehab patients?”
Robotics for High Intensity Rehabilitation
How many steps per day do patients typically take in locomotor training programs? (Hint: not as many as we would like!) Hear from Dr. Esquenazi, CMO of MossRehab, as he discusses the key principles and limitations of traditional locomotor training programs in neurorehabilitation, and the reasons he feels robotics for rehabilitation are an ideal tool […]
Pathway to Personal Exoskeleton Ownership
Do you have clients with spinal cord injuries who would benefit from access to a personal exoskeleton, but aren’t sure how to help them “take the next step”? Hear from Kathryn Vaughn, PT, DPT, as she talks through the pathway to personal exoskeleton ownership for individuals with spinal cord injury and highlights how the ReWalk […]
ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton Training Expectations
What does it take to learn how to walk again? At their first clinic day, it can be challenging for future ReWalkers to know what to expect. We asked one of our expert ReWalkers, Derek Herrera to reflect on his early training experiences with the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton to help future walkers better prepare for […]
Video Overview of the ReStore Exo-Suit
The ReStore Exo-Suit for stroke rehabilitation is introduced, explained and demonstrated in this highlighted clip from Episode 01 of Topics of NeuroRehabilitation.
Propulsion and Community Activity After Stroke
May is Stroke Awareness Month! In recognition of this important topic, this week’s highlighted clip focuses on how therapists can help to maximize patients’ walking recovery and improve community reintegration after a stroke. Hear from Professor Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD from Boston University as he discusses the importance of emphasizing paretic propulsion during gait […]
What is Isokinetic FES Cycling?
Hear from Judy Meier, PT, from MYOLYN as she introduces the concept of Isokinetic FES Cycling – cycling at a constant, controlled cadence in combination with FES muscle activation. This operating principle allows the MyoCycle to automatically match the level of assistance or resistance to the capabilities and power output of each individual patient, and […]
Ep 24: Wheelchair Selection and Positioning
How can clinicians best advocate for their patients to help ensure successful wheelchair selection and positioning? Hear from Kyle Walker, MHA, ATP from VGM Homelink as he discusses his thought process in Episode 24 of ReWalk’s Topics in NeuroRehabilitation web series. Kyle shares insights into how he evaluates patients’ needs for complex rehabilitation technologies and […]
Using Biofeedback Post Stroke to Decrease Compensatory Strategies
April is National OT Month! This month we celebrate all of the hard work of Neuro OT’s like Rebecca Martin, OTR/L, OTD from the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Hear about her work in this highlighted clip from our Topics in Neurorehabilitation webcast where she discusses using biofeedback post stroke with devices like the MediTouch system. Rebecca […]
Advanced Tools for Stroke Recovery: What’s New in the Clinic and at Home?
After a stroke or other neurological injury, patients and their families often ask their therapists, “What can we do to help maximize stroke recovery as quickly as possible?” In these situations, we know there is an arsenal of tools available to therapists to help facilitate, augment and maximize stroke recovery, but how do you know […]
Reductions in Hip Hiking and Circumduction with the ReStore Exo-Suit
Did you know that in addition to providing assisted plantar-and dorsiflexion, the ReStore Exo-Suit can also help to reduce patients’ gait compensations at the knee and hip?
What is an exosuit, and how does it work?
Exosuits vs Exoskeletons The ReStore Exo-Suit is a brand new kind of robotic gait training solution for clinics. Unlike a traditional exoskeleton, exosuits are made of soft, flexible fabrics, and do not contain rigid supporting structures that can restrict movement. This allows the exosuit to provide targeted assistance that synchronizes with changes in the patient’s […]
How Can I Try the ReStore Exo-Suit as a Patient?
We’re so glad you asked! To assist with this conversation, we have created a ReStore Information Packet that you can download and print to give, or email, to your clinicians to help them learn more about the ReStore technology and learn how incorporating ReStore into their treatment programs can help their patients. The ReStore Exo-Suit […]
Elements of Gait
Best of luck to all of the neuro therapists who are planning on sitting for this year’s upcoming NCS exams! In case you need a break from practice exams, check out this week’s highlight clip featuring Naseem Chatiwalla, PT, MS, DPT, NCS as she breaks down the elements of gait training in neuro rehab and […]
EP 22: Stories from Exoskeleton Users – Becoming a Successful Home User
Topics in NeuroRehabilitation – Episode 22. Hear stories from four home and community exoskeleton users as they each discuss what the process was like to go through training and transition from the clinic to the home and community environment. Each user shares a unique perspective and offers insights from their experience to provide tips for […]
Webinar on Paretic Propulsion and Exo-Suits for Gait Rehabilitation after CVA – now available on demand!
Were you unable to attend last month’s live webinar? Click here to register now and watch instantly on-demand! Hear from Professor Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD from Boston University, and Kathleen O’Donnell from ReWalk Robotics as they introduce key aspects of exo-suit technology, discuss the importance of paretic propulsion during post-stroke gait training, and highlight […]
Robotics for Spinal Cord Injury
In this highlight video, Professor Shuo-Hsiu (James) Chang, PT, PhD talks through some of his ideas on how robotic technology can be introduced in SCI rehabilitation in different ways depending on the individual impairments and functional goals.
ReStore Clinical Data
In this highlight video, Dr. Alberto Esquenazi from Moss Rehab presents data from the ReStore clinical trial to demonstrate how the Restore system can be utilized to promote faster walking velocities and improved gait symmetry to accelerate the process of learning during gait rehabilitation after stroke. This is a highlighted clip from Episode 18 of […]