Robot-assisted gait training

Posted - December 2014 in Living with HSP - Management & Treatment News

Walking speed and balance improved

 

Robot-assisted gait training has been investigated for restoring walking through activity-dependent neuroplasticity in persons with various neurologic disorders.

 

This case report presents the outcome of robot-assisted gait training combined with physiotherapy in a 28-year-old man with pure hereditary spastic paraplegia.

The patient participated in 25 training sessions over 6 weeks. Improvements were noted in his walking speed and balance after the training, but gait kinematics and kinetics showed no remarkable changes before and after the training.

Robot-assisted gait training may be useful for providing intensive gait training in patients with hereditary spastic paraplegia because the patient’s walking speed and balance improved after the training.

 

SOURCE: PM R. 2014 Sep 22. pii: S1934-1482(14)01382-3. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2014.09.008. [Epub ahead of print] Copyright © 2014 American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. PMID: 25255290 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Robot-Assisted Gait Training in a Patient With Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.

Seo HG1, Oh BM1, Kim K2.

1 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Republic of Korea.

2 Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul National University Hospital, 101 Daehak-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-744, Republic of Korea. Electronic address: [email protected]

 

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  1. Laura posted at 6:51 am on 31 December 2014Reply

    I suffer from this condition. Is there anywhere in England that I can go for rehabilitation as I would love to be able to walk down the aisle in August when I get married.

    • Editor posted at 10:31 am on 31 December 2014Reply

      Editor’s Note: Get in touch with the UK HSP support group http://hspgroup.org/index.php. Contacts are listed on their website and they can help you find rehabilitation physicians, neurological physiotherapists etc in your area. You also have a world leading rehabilitation specialist in Plymouth, Jonathan Marsden, https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/jonathan-marsden.

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