Addressing anxiety in post-stroke patients

It is well known that strokes often have serious, lasting effects on patients as discussed in a previous post. While the cognitive complications from stroke may be more commonly heard of, psychological effects of stroke are possible and common for post-stroke patients. Such effects like anxiety and depression are thought to be attributed to the…

Feedback during clamshell exercises for lower back pain

Lower back pain is very common leading to serious effects on individuals worldwide. It is often attributed to uncontrolled movement of the lumbopelvic region which causes strain on the surrounding muscles. From past study, it has been shown that lower back pain can be ameliorated through specific exercises with feedback and instruction. There are multiple…

Muscle activation during upper-limb exoskeleton use

A group of researchers from the Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation and Villa Beretta Rehabilitation Center in Milan, Italy are studying the way upper limbs interact with exoskeletons intended for rehabilitation. Neurorehabilitation of the upper limbs is often implemented for patients with loss of motor function. Exoskeletons can be used for weight support during…

Stroke Series: Axis-dependent instability of post-stroke patients

This post is part of our Stroke Series in which we share recent studies and perspectives on the use of motion analysis technology for the rehabilitation of stroke patients.  Survivors of strokes often suffer from instability and sway in posture. This is also common in elderly people due to neurological degeneration. Researchers from the University…

Stroke Series: Powered exoskeleton gait training

This post is part of our Stroke Series in which we share recent studies and perspectives on the use of motion analysis technology for the rehabilitation of stroke patients.  Powered exoskeleton technology paired with the FREEEMG has allowed non-ambulatory stroke patients to walk over the ground. In a study last year from the Villa Beretta Rehabilitation…

New links between foot posture changes from dynamic stability exercises and gait patterns in long-distance runners

A recent study from the University of Physical Education in Krakow, Poland has allowed researchers to observe the effects of dynamic stability exercises in the foot posture and gait patterns of amateur long-distance runners. Incorrect foot posture has been identified as a risk factor for injury in the field, which is especially a concern for…