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…

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Breathlessness and beyond: Optoelectronic plethysmography research at the University of British Columbia

Dr. Bill Sheel is a Professor in the School of Kinesiology and head of the Health and Integrative Physiology Lab at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. His research focuses on the understanding of how the respiratory and cardiovascular systems are integrated and work together such that manipulation of one system has consequences for…

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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…

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Relief for those suffering from lower back pain and functional constipation? New study in plans to assess the effectiveness of osteopathic visceral manipulation treatments

This post was based on the following article, referenced: Vilas Boas Fernandes, Walkyria & Rodriguez-Blanco, Cleofas & Politti, Fabiano & de Cordoba Lanza, Fernanda & Lucareli, Paulo & Carlos Ferrari Corrêa, João. (2018). The effect of a six-week osteopathic visceral manipulation in patients with non-specific chronic low back pain and functional constipation: Study protocol for…

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The Present and Future of Motion Analysis Systems in Clinical Settings

This May, the BTS Bioengineering team had the pleasure of attending the 2018 Pediatric Neurology conference hosted by Cook Children’s in Fort Worth, TX. During the conference, therapists, clinicians, students and other attendees focused on multi-disciplinary treatment of children with complex motor disorders. Additionally, 25 attendees made the trip to Cook Children’s Campus to explore…

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