Tag: Stroke

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation, Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 22. November 2022

Topics in NeuroRehab Episode 31: Exoskeletons For Improving Mobility Post-Stroke

Hear from Dr. Gregory Sawicki, Associate Professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Mechanical Engineering and School of Biological Sciences and Director of the Human Physiology of Wearable Robotics (PoweR) Lab, as he discusses utilizing robotic technology to achieve improved outcomes post stroke. First, Dr. Sawicki will dissect out the common symptoms that we see in […]

Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 26. October 2022

High Intensity Locomotor Training and Robotics: Friend or Foe?

Presented at ACRM 2021 and now available online, hear from four leaders in the field of neurorehabilitation and robotics as they work through the question, “High Intensity Locomotor Training and Robotics: Friend or Foe?” T. George Hornby, PT, PhD {https://medicine.iu.edu/} – High Intensity Stepping Training: Clinical Evidence And Recommendations Lou Awad, PT, DPT, PhD {https://sites.bu.edu/nrl/} […]

Clinician's Corner | Derrick Onate PT, DPT, NCS | 23. June 2022

New Study Shows ReStore Combined with HIGT Yields Faster Improvements in Gait Post Stroke

One of the leading causes of long-term disability in the United States is stroke, affecting approximately 3% of males and 2% of females. Two of the most common complications post stroke include gait instability and falls [2]. Current clinical practice guidelines on locomotor function developed by the American Physical Therapy Association recommend that moderate to […]

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation, Clinician's Corner | ReWalk Marketing | 10. May 2022

Topics in NeuroRehab Ep 29: Neuroplasticity – Adjusting Your Practice to Optimize Outcomes

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation: Episode 29. Kyle Whaley, BScPT, BPHE, CAFCI, Owner, Executive Director and practicing clinician at Propel Physiotherapy. Kyle graduated from Queen’s University Physical and Health Education Program in 1998 and began his career in strength and conditioning with an active population including athletes from a variety of sports. After graduating from the Physical […]

Clinician's Corner | Derrick Onate PT, DPT, NCS | 24. March 2022

The Importance of Ankle Mobility for Optimizing Stroke Gait Training with ReStore

Gait Training for Stroke Patients One of the main impairments impacting the ambulatory ability of individuals recovering from stroke is a loss of propulsive force on the affected (paretic) limb. The ReStore Exo-suit was designed with this in mind, to improve paretic propulsion training in individuals recovering from stroke by providing mechanical assistance during plantarflexion […]

Topics in NeuroRehabilitation, Clinician's Corner | Jill Butler, PT, DPT, NCS | 2. December 2021

Cardiovascular Fitness for Individuals Post Stroke – TiN Webcast Ep28

Hear from Arielle Resnick, PT, DPT, NCS, Advanced Clinical Specialist and Program Director for the Neuro Residency at Kessler Institute as she discusses the importance of targeted efforts towards improved cardiovascular fitness post stroke. She takes a deep dive into Behavior Modification and Exercise Prescription in the neurologic population and shows an inspiring video by […]

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 | 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 | 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 […]

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 […]