Tag: Spinal Cord Injury

For Our Patients, Clinician's Corner | Lauren Dudas | 24. August 2021

Who Should Use the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton?

This robotic exoskeleton was designed with the goal of allowing people to stand and walk within the home and community after sustaining a spinal cord injury. While the device does just that, there are a few physical and functional prerequisites that must be met beforehand to ensure patient success and safety.   Indications The ReWalk is intended for use on people […]

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation, For Our Patients, Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 28. July 2021

Topics in NeuroRehab Ep 27: Bone Density Health after Spinal Cord Injury

Hear from Dr. Christopher Cirnigliaro, Ph.D., CEP, CBDT, Senior Research Coordinator at the VA RR&D National Center for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center in the Bronx, NY as he discusses recent research examining bone health after SCI. Learn about the current methods being utilized […]

For Our Patients | Kathleen O'Donnell | 7. July 2021

Health and Social Benefits of a Personal Exoskeleton

What do ReWalkers mean when they say that the ReWalk Personal Exoskeleton is “more than walking”? This week’s highlighted clip features Lucy Dodd, a ReWalk user in the UK, as she describes some of the benefits that she experiences as a result of her regular exoskeleton use at home and in her community, including improvements […]

Clinician's Corner | Lina Alsauskaite | 8. June 2021

Improving Balance After SCI

A spinal cord injury frequently results in a loss of core and postural muscle control, leaving many therapists and their patients looking for ways to help improve balance after SCI. After an injury people need to re-learn how to use their remaining innervated muscles for postural control to maintain balance in various positions during functional […]

Clinician's Corner | Kathleen O'Donnell | 2. June 2021

Pathway to Personal Exoskeleton Ownership

Do you have clients with spinal cord injuries who would benefit from access to a personal exoskeleton, but aren’t sure how to help them “take the next step”? Hear from Kathryn Vaughn, PT, DPT, as she talks through the pathway to personal exoskeleton ownership for individuals with spinal cord injury and highlights how the ReWalk […]

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 | Lina Alsauskaite | 25. February 2021

Preparing Patients for Their ReWalk Trial

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 […]