Category: Clinician’s Corner

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 25. August 2021

Walking Function Improved in Favor of Exo-Suit Training

Watch this highlighted clip to hear from Franchino Porciuncula, EdD, PT, DScPT as he describes the enhanced gains in gait speed and distance when training in physical therapy with the addition of the ReStore Exo-Suit. He notes that the impressive gains seen occurred after only two weeks of training.    You can learn more about the ReStore Exo-Suit here.  This […]

For Our Patients, Clinician's Corner | Lauren Dudas | 24. August 2021

Who Should Use the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton?

This robotic exoskeleton was designed with the goal of allowing people to stand and walk within the home and community after sustaining a spinal cord injury. While the device does just that, there are a few physical and functional prerequisites that must be met beforehand to ensure patient success and safety.   Indications The ReWalk is intended for use on people […]

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation, For Our Patients, Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 28. July 2021

Topics in NeuroRehab Ep 27: Bone Density Health after Spinal Cord Injury

Hear from Dr. Christopher Cirnigliaro, Ph.D., CEP, CBDT, Senior Research Coordinator at the VA RR&D National Center for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY as he discusses recent research examining bone health after SCI. Learn about the current methods being utilized […]

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 21. July 2021

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 20. July 2021

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 16. July 2021

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 […]

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 […]