Ep 05: Paretic Propulsion and Stroke Rehabilitation

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.

He also highlights how exo-suits can be used in physical therapy to promote more biological strategies for propulsion to improve walking quality, symmetry, and endurance in people post-stroke. For more information about this series or ReWalk Robotics, please visit us at https://rewalk.com/contact/ In case you missed it, don’t forget to check out Topics in Neuro Rehab Ep 04: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uiBnO… And for more more information on Lou Awad and the research he presented in this talk, please use the links below: Neuromotor Recovery Laboratory: https://sites.bu.edu/nrl/ Spaulding Stroke Research and Recovery Institute: https://spauldingrehab.org/research/p… Harvard Biodesign Lab: https://biodesign.seas.harvard.edu/ Paretic Propulsion Studies: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/… https://www.sciencedirect.com/science… https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/… Exo-Suit Studies: https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/… https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28777… https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29983… https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/sta… Additional References: Kuo et al. (2005). Energetic consequences of walking like an inverted pendulum: step-to-step transitions. Exercise and sport sciences reviews, 33(2), 88-97. Kleim et al. (2008). Principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: implications for rehabilitation after brain damage. Journal of speech, language, and hearing research. Franceschini et al. (2013). Walking performance: correlation between energy cost of walking and walking participation. New statistical approach concerning outcome measurement. PloS one, 8(2). Ting et al. (2015). Neuromechanical principles underlying movement modularity and their implications for rehabilitation. Neuron, 86(1), 38-54. Awad et al. (2015). Paretic propulsion and trailing limb angle are key determinants of long-distance walking function after stroke. Neurorehabilitation and neural repair, 29(6), 499-508. Zelik et al. (2016). A unified perspective on ankle push-off in human walking. Journal of Experimental Biology, 219(23), 3676-3683. Fulk et al. (2017). Predicting home and community walking activity poststroke. Stroke, 48(2), 406-411. Awad et al. (2019). Distance-induced changes in walking speed after stroke: relationship to community walking activity. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 43(4), 220-223.
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