Tag: stroke

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 | 25. August 2021

Walking Function Improved in Favor of Exo-Suit Training

Watch this highlighted clip to hear from Franchino Porciuncula, EdD, PT, DScPT as he describes the enhanced gains in gait speed and distance when training in physical therapy with the addition of the ReStore Exo-Suit. He notes that the impressive gains seen occurred after only two weeks of training.    You can learn more about the ReStore Exo-Suit here.  This […]

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 21. July 2021

Utilizing MediTouch to Increase Massed Practice Post Stroke

The more we learn about, and strive to incorporate the principles of neuroplasticity, the more as neurorehab professionals we realize the importance of maximizing massed practice within our treatment plans. When working with patients post stroke, their immense potential for recovery heightens the importance of our role in helping create treatment environments which meet this […]

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 | 16. July 2021

What is Paretic Propulsion, and Why Does it Matter?

Watch this highlighted clip to hear from Kathleen O’Donnell as she takes us through an exercise to help us understand the relationships between ankle plantarflexion, trailing limb angle, and forward propulsion in the gait cycle, and highlights why it is so important to retrain for effective propulsion symmetry in patients post-stroke. These principles are the […]

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 | 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 | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 16. March 2021

The ReStore Exo-Suit for Stroke Rehabilitation – The Clinic’s Perspective

The ReStore Exo-Suit is a first-of-its-kind solution designed to improve gait training during stroke rehabilitation. Watch this video for the initial impressions and experiences with using this device from Brooks Rehabilitation.  Reach us here to learn more about the ReStore Exo-Suit and to schedule a demonstration for your clinic. Also, subscribe to our Clinician’s Corner […]

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 […]