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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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.
In Episode 13, Franchino Porciuncula, EdD, PT, DScPT summarizes a clinical study which examines the effects of exo-suit augmented gait training with conventional gait training for individuals after stroke.
In Episode 12, Kathryn Vaughn, PT, DPT, Director of Product Management and Market Access for ReWalk Exoskeletons provides an update on ReWalk’s recent progress toward expanding market access to Powered Exoskeleton personal ownership within the US and Germany.
In Episode 11, Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD builds upon his previous talk (Episode 05) to summarize findings from his research on exo-suits for post-stroke rehabilitation. Lou’s research covers the immediate changes which occur during exo-suit augmented gait training, including improvements in ground clearance, paretic propulsion, and reductions in compensatory strategies such as circumduction and […]
In Episode 10, Matt Fuller, PT, DPT talks about some “prehab”recommendations for clinicians to consider when working with spinal cord injured patients and considering referring for personal exoskeleton use.
In Episode 8, Michael Lewek, PT, PhD expands on previous talks on gait rehabilitation (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHY3E…) and paretic propulsion (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQHJa…), to provide a deeper look at the significance of propulsion asymmetry after stroke, and the impact this has on patients’ walking speed and metabolic efficiency.
Watch Episode 07 here. Christy Smitheran, PT, ATP speaks from her experience as the owner of her own physical therapy practice to show how clinic management can support and motivate their staff when transitioning to new advanced clinical practice technologies.
Watch episode 06 here. Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS uses examples from successful ReWalkers to highlight some of the common challenges that patients with SCI and therapists can encounter during the exoskeleton training process.
Watch Episode 04 here. Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD from Boston University provides an introduction to Paretic Propulsion – and the important role that it plays in facilitating community re-integration after stroke.