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  2014  VOL 8   Issue 03
800 332 WALK

Editorial

Mobility Research

Summertime Greetings from MoRe ICE -

Whether it is fun in the sun, road trips or kids home from school -summertime is busy and goes by quickly. Yet, as professionals we need to stay current. MoRe ICE is committed to providing the balance with Quality CEU clinical webinars on a wide range of topics. Join us LIVE or watch the recordings at your convenience. MoRe ICE hopes to serve as a bridge between researchers & clinicians, a conduit of communication among clinicians, as well as an informational resource for patients and families.

  • We invite you to browse this newsletter,
    read the featured article and join us
    for the next Journal Club on July 17th.
Every summer has its own story.
If LiteGait is part of yours, share it with us!

The MR Institute of Continuing Education Team

 

Journal Club Featured Article

Biomechanical variables related to walking performance 6-months following post-stroke rehabilitation
Hall AL, Bowden MG, Kautz SA, Neptune RR. (2012).
Clin Biomech 27(10):1017-22

Introduction by Nechama Karman, PT, MS, PCS
In an attempt to guide clinical strategies for locomotor training in stroke survivors, the authors of this paper investigated which biomechanical variables are related to improvements in walking ability after a 6-month “washout period” following a 12-week locomotor training intervention in stroke survivors with walking impairment.
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Research Summary

A sub-sample of 18 adults mean 58.6 y.o. (10.9) with hemiparesis (14 left hemi, 14 men) following stroke (mean 19.9 months post-stroke, SD 15.5 months) who participated in a larger study including a 12-week locomotor training program were further evaluated 6-months after completion of the study intervention.
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Journal Club Discussion

Biomechanical variables related to walking performance 6-months following post-stroke rehabilitation.
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  1. One exclusion criterion for this study was an over-ground walking speed of .8m/s or faster. Training speeds began at .9m/s on the treadmill (range .9-1m3m/s). Is beginning training on the treadmill at a faster speed than the participant achieves over-ground the optimal approach to selection of training parameters using BWSTT? How does this approach relate to the authors’ report that treadmill speeds during kinematic measures were usually slower than the individual’s self-selected over-ground walking speed?
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User's Corner

"We at Pushing Boundaries place a huge emphasis on gait training after paralysis. We work with a wide variety of conditions including: spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and traumatic brain injury. We utilize the LiteGait for a number of different activities such as: body weight supported treadmill training, dynamic lower extremity strength training, and balance, posture, and coordination conditioning. The LiteGait is an extremely valuable tool that we use daily. Many of our clients have progressed from requiring the stability of the harness to being confident in their ability to independently stand, move, and walk. Without the LiteGait these accomplishments would be more difficult and time consuming to produce."

   

Meet the Trainer

Meet Brian Mazoyer, PTA
Brian Mazoyer

Brian's Bio
MR: Tell me how you first got involved in with Mobility Research?
Brian: I have been involved since before there was a Mobility Research. Much of the research and early development of LiteGait was done at Good Samaritan Rehabilitation Inst., where I worked. I have been one of their “guinea pigs” for harness and PWB’ing systems

MR: Why/How did you choose to become a LiteGait Trainer?
Brian: I chose to become a trainer because I thought it would be a great way to help those who are new to LiteGait be able to experience how useful a tool it is for therapy and come to appreciate it as much as I do.

Interview continued

Did You Know?

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Please contact technical support at technicalsupport@LiteGait.com for information regarding acquiring battery and charging station.


   

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