Tag: neurorehab

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 26. May 2021

ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton Training Expectations

What does it take to learn how to walk again? At their first clinic day, it can be challenging for future ReWalkers to know what to expect. We asked one of our expert ReWalkers, Derek Herrera to reflect on his early training experiences with the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton to help future walkers better prepare for […]

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 4. May 2021

Treating Pain after SCI

As a clinician, one of the patient complaints we most often find ourselves trying to help solve is that of chronic pain; and in the case of patients that have survived spinal cord injury (SCI), this can be an especially intense and pervasive issue.   Pain after SCI  After spinal cord injury pain is a frequent complication with approximately half to two-thirds of patients suffering from […]

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 […]

ReWalk in the News | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 27. April 2021

NH ReWalker Discharged Home With Device!

So happy and excited to announce our latest member to complete training and officially join the ReWalker family, Carolyn! Thank you to the outpatient PT team, and everyone involved at Littleton Regional Healthcare for all the hard work and love they put into getting Carolyn and her husband Roger to this point. See their story […]

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 | 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 […]

Press Releases | ReWalk Marketing | 3. March 2021

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Publishes Briefing on ReStore Soft Exo-Suit in the UK

Experts outline potential for improved stroke patient outcomes, cost-effectiveness through use of the ReStore device in the rehabilitation setting MARLBOROUGH, Mass., March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — ReWalk Robotics, Ltd. (Nasdaq: RWLK) (“ReWalk” or the “Company”), a manufacturer of robotic medical devices for individuals with lower limb disabilities, today announced its ReStore Soft Exo-Suit was the subject of a recent […]

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 | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 3. February 2021

How Can Exo-Suits Augment Conventional Gait Training After Stroke?

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 […]

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 | Kathleen O'Donnell | 13. January 2021

Robotics for Spinal Cord Injury

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.

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 6. January 2021

ReStore Clinical Data

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 […]

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 […]