Tag: Neurorehab

Clinician's Corner | Lauren Dudas | 2. December 2021

Gamification and Biofeedback in Rehabilitation

By nature as humans, we all want to succeed or to “win” at whatever it is we are doing. When we see a goal achieved OR even if we expect the goal to be achieved, the “reward system” in the brain is activated, releasing the neurotransmitter dopamine. Dopamine, aka the “feel-good hormone” or “pleasure chemical,” […]

Press Releases, ReWalk in the News | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 10. November 2021

FDA Awards Breakthrough Device Designation to the ReWalk ReBoot Soft Exo-Suit for Stroke Rehab at Home

The ReBoot is a lightweight, battery-powered orthotic exo-suit intended to assist ambulatory functions in individuals with reduced ankle function related to neurological injuries, such as stroke and is intended for home and community use. It is a sister product to the ReStore device, which received FDA clearance in 2019 for use in the rehabilitation setting. […]

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 15. October 2021

ReStore: A Solution For Propulsion Asymmetry

Stroke is currently the leading cause of acquired disability in the U.S. and internationally, with more than 795,000 strokes per year. This includes 610,000 new strokes and 185,000 recurrent episodes. With the increasingly younger age of patients disabled by stroke and the overall aging population, effective rehabilitation treatments are an ever-present need.  After a stroke, […]

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 | 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 | 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 | 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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 23. March 2021

What is an exosuit, and how does it work?

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 […]

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation, Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 17. March 2021

Massed Practice and Activity Based Therapy for Neurorehabilitation

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 24. February 2021

Elements of Gait

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 25. January 2021

Webinar on Paretic Propulsion and Exo-Suits for Gait Rehabilitation after CVA – now available on demand!

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 23. December 2020

Presence of Propulsive Reserve?

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 […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 13. December 2020

JNPT Webinar – ReStoring Paretic Propulsion

Thank you for attending this webinar by ReWalk and the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy! We hope you enjoyed the presentation and learned more about the need for paretic propulsion during post-stroke gait training – and how exo-suits can help achieve this. To schedule a virtual or in-clinic demonstration of the ReStore Exo-Suit, please reach […]