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.
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 […]
Hear from Mike Lewek, PT, PhD from UNC Chapel Hill in this highlighted clip as he introduces his research around the concept of a “Propulsive Reserve” – the idea that patients post-stroke have the inherent capacity to produce more propulsion force on their paretic side, and that, when exposed to the right set of circumstances […]
In Episode 19, Pierre Asselin, MS, from the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in Bronx, NY gives a detailed overview of some of the metabolic and physiological responses his research group has reported in an analysis of US Veterans who are regular exoskeleton users.
In Episode 17, Dr. Lisa Charbonneau, Chief Medical Officer at Encompass Health, talks about how rehabilitation is an essential service and dives into some specifics of how the Encompass Health care system has continued to deliver high quality rehabilitative care throughout the global pandemic.