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Mobility Research: In step with ...
  2014  VOL 8   Issue 04
800 332 WALK

Editorial

Mobility Research

October is PT month! -
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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 October 16th.
Every LiteGait has its own story,
share yours with us!

The MR Institute of Continuing Education Team


Journal Club Featured Article

Dual effects of body-weight supported treadmill training on cardiovascular fitness and walking ability early after stroke: a randomized controlled trial
MacKay-Lyons M, McDonald A, Matheson J, Eskes G, Klus MA. (2013).
Neurorehabil Neural Repair 27(7):644-53
Introduction by Nechama Karman, PT, MS, PCS
Body weight supported treadmill training (BWSTT) permits earlier safe walking practice in people with neurological conditions. BWSTT is aligned with the principles of activity-dependent neuroplasticity, including task-specificity (walking), practice, repetition and intensity
Click to read more.

Research Summary

Single-site RCT with blinded outcomes assessment comparing BWSTT to UC. Participants included 50 (24 BWSTT, 26 UC) stroke survivors (>18 years) within 1 month of a first ischemic stroke, recruited from an inpatient rehabilitation center, able to walk 5m with or without orthosis, assistive device and stand-by assist.
Click to read full summary

Journal Club Discussion

Dual effects of body-weight supported treadmill training on cardiovascular fitness and walking ability early after stroke: a randomized controlled trial.
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Education
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User's Corner

Meet Zoe!!
Zoe was born with cerebral palsy in a rural area of Taiwan. When we committed to be her parents via adoption, we were also saying yes to doing everything we could to help her reach her full potential. I'm a researcher and special educator through training, so I've been using those skills to be the best mom for her. When I found out about the LiteGait system, I knew it was just what she needed.

Zoe is an extremely petite 3- year old, so she has to work against most assistive devices like her gait trainer which weighs nearly as much as she does. She tires easily, so having her LiteGait® and GaitKeeper treadmill in our home allows us to fit in short sessions throughout the day. Last night when I laid her on the floor to change into pajamas, she rolls to the side, pointed at her LiteGait®, and said, "Want walk." Some kids ask for another book or a glass of water to stall bedtime; Zoe asks for her LiteGait®.

Thank you, LiteGait®, for giving our girl the means to walk and the desire to do so! We can't wait to see what she will be able to accomplish with the tools you've engineered to help kids like her.

also
Meet Shayda
The moral of our story is "Move"

Shayda is a 25- year old, who is 4 years post hemmoraghic brain stem stroke, and was discharged to home in 2010 without any hope of sitting in a chair, swallowing or communicating.
She has been using LiteGait® since February 2014 and is currently taking between 800 and 1000 steps on a treadmill 3 x per week. As of today she is gaining progress in:
  • dynamic and straic head control
  • standing and sitting for head control
  • swallows for liquids
  • words are improving everyday
With help from medication and LiteGait® intervention combined, she is improving quite rapidly. I have watched some of your webinars and find them encouraging. As her RN, with my husband as her PT, we are encouraged and wanted to share our hopeful experience. Shayda loves to walk.
LiteGait® is Our Way. Shayda Loves It!!
Thanks For All You Do
Elaine B. RN


   
enjoy more photos of Zoe's
LitGait Training





Watch Shayda's progress

Meet the Trainer

Meet Kayli Morgan, PT, MS
Kayli Morgan

Kayli's Bio
MR: Why/How did you choose to become a LiteGait Trainer?
Kayli: I learned about LiteGait when I was looking to relocate to Arizona. Mobility Research was hiring a clinician and I took the job. I got a crash course on LiteGait and I've never looked back.

MR: What would you consider to be the most rewarding aspect of being a trainer?
Kayli: I love seeing the smiles of the therapists and family members when they see a patient experience new success in LiteGait.

Interview continued

Did You Know?

LiteGait® Harnesses should be replaced at least every 5 years.
Overtime wear and tear necessitates the replacement of the harness. Replace your harness with the more comfortable, lighter and wipeable iHarness and iHarness accessories.

Replace Harness if:
Buckles are broken Fabric is torn Stitching is loose Straps are frayed

Replacement Options:
← IHarness
  • Softer, more comfortable
  • Easily wipeable
  • Hold-Tite →
  • Easier to securely tighten the lower harness straps
  • Ratcheting buckles
  • Please contact technical support at technicalsupport@LiteGait.com to receive limited harness exchange pricing on the iHarness and iHarness accessories.

       

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    February 4-7, 2015

    Products

    GaitSens - Gait assessment tools
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