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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
How does regular exoskeleton use affect body mass composition for individuals with SCI? Watch this clip to hear from VA researcher Pierre Asselin as he discusses some of his recently published research measuring metabolic activity during exoskeleton use and subsequent reductions in total body fat mass for regular exoskeleton users. This is a highlighted clip […]
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 […]
Over the years of introducing clinicians and patients to ReWalk, we have seen firsthand the importance of preparation. There are steps ReWalk candidates can take to set themselves up for a successful session, including both mental and physical preparation. To assist with this, we have created a resource for clinicians to provide their patients before […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Episode 21 of Topics in NeuroRehabilitation features Judy Meier, PT from MYOLYN, who talks about the benefits of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) cycling programs in both the clinic and home environments.
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.