Category: Clinician’s Corner

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 9. June 2021

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Lina Alsauskaite | 8. June 2021

Improving Balance After SCI

A spinal cord injury frequently results in a loss of core and postural muscle control, leaving many therapists and their patients looking for ways to help improve balance after SCI. After an injury people need to re-learn how to use their remaining innervated muscles for postural control to maintain balance in various positions during functional […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 2. June 2021

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 26. May 2021

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 5. May 2021

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 4. May 2021

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 28. April 2021

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 […]

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation | Kathleen O'Donnell | 14. April 2021

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathryn Vaughn, PT DPT | 29. March 2021

What is the ReWalk Clinic Day Program?

At ReWalk Robotics we know that it is not always feasible for clinics to purchase highly specialized equipment to treat a niche neurological patient population. And we are especially sympathetic in a year with a global pandemic that has drastically reduced capital budgets. That’s why we offer programs such as the ReWalk Clinic Day. Through […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 23. March 2021

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 […]

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 17. March 2021

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 […]