Author: Kathleen O'Donnell

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

JNPT Webinar – ReStoring Paretic Propulsion

Thank you for attending this webinar by ReWalk and the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy! We hope you enjoyed the presentation and learned more about the need for paretic propulsion during post-stroke gait training – and how exo-suits can help achieve this. To schedule a virtual or in-clinic demonstration of the ReStore Exo-Suit, please reach […]