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What makes a patient a good candidate for the Lokomat?

What makes a patient a good candidate for the Lokomat?

T. George Hornby, PhD, PT

Research Scientist, Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

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Those who have some sensory recovery in the first week or month post-injury, or those who have motor recovery—they're able to actually volitionally control some of their legs muscles. It doesn't have to be a lot, just a little bit&mdash... Show More

Those who have some sensory recovery in the first week or month post-injury, or those who have motor recovery—they're able to actually volitionally control some of their legs muscles. It doesn't have to be a lot, just a little bit—that's enough to tell us that there is a connection from your brain to your spinal cord. And if we have that little connection, we may be able to, not regenerate connections, but to re-strengthen whatever residual connections are left.

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What makes a patient a good candidate for the Lokomat?

T. George Hornby, PhD, PT

Research Scientist, Sensory Motor Performance Program, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

More Videos by T. George Hornby
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Those who have some sensory recovery in the first week or month post-injury, or those who have motor recovery—they're able to actually volitionally control some of their legs muscles. It doesn't have to be a lot, just a little bit—that's enough to tell us that there is a connection from your brain to your spinal cord. And if we have that little connection, we may be able to, not regenerate connections, but to re-strengthen whatever residual connections are left.

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