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ROBOT ASSISTED MOBILITY TRAINING

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ROBOT ASSISTED MOBILITY TRAINING

1. Theoretically, robot-assisted therapies are able to fulfil the stroke rehabilitation principles of high intensity and task specificity.

2. However the potential benefits have not yet been fully apparent in research and clinical practice; with studies showing mixed outcome results.

3. Canadian best practice guidelines: electromechanical (robotic) assisted gait training devices could be considered for patient who would not otherwise practice walking.

4. They should not be used in place of conventional gait training (Evidence Level A for Early and Late Rehab).


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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