Implementation of Gait Training with Ekso Across the Stroke Rehab Continuum of Care
MossRehab PT's, Erika Harold and Sarah Lamberton discuss the implementation of robotic assisted gait training with patients with a subacute CVA through several case examples. Throughout the presentation, the clinicians share their findings on the benefits of incorporating robotic assisted gait training in the inpatient rehab setting, discuss the considerations of when they chose to incorporate the Ekso vs other robotic gait training devices and, present on how Ekso is utilized across the continuum of care at MossRehab.
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PT, DPT, NCS
Erika Harold received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Thomas Jefferson University in 2015. Erika initially began her PT career in acute care at University of Maryland Medical Center. From 2017 – 2018, Erika completed MossRehab’s PT neurological residency program and then received her NCS in 2019. Since 2018, Erika has been a PT at MossRehab on the CVA acute inpatient rehab team. She became a certified Ekso user in 2019 and gained experience utilizing the Ekso with the following patient populations: TBI, CVA and SCI. In June 2021, Erika became a level 3 Ekso Trainer through Ekso Bionics.
Sarah Lamberton received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Drexel University in 2018 and has worked at MossRehab since. She started her PT career working in outpatient neurorehabilitation. She became a certified Ekso User in 2019 while working in outpatient. She then transitioned roles as an inpatient rotator gaining experience using the Ekso with TBI, CVA, and SCI. She is now a fixed staff therapist on the SCI program and involved with the locomotor committee at MossRehab.