BP is a 59 year old software designer who suffered a stroke 5 years ago. He had plateaued in recovery after several months of conventional stroke therapy and was a community ambulator with a Walkaide FES stimulator and a single-point cane. He returned to therapy to evaluate possible gains with the Tibion Bionic Leg.
After two months of twice-weekly therapy with the Tibion Bionic Leg, he is regaining strength and muscle mass in his calf, quads and gluts, and ends each therapy session walking with a near-normal gait. His experience demonstrates gait improvement possible even in relatively high-functioning stroke patients many years post-CVA.
*14-item scale that quantitatively assesses balance and risk for falls in older community-dwelling adults
** Activities-specific Balance Confidence (ABC) Scale – tests patient’s confidence 0-100% in safely performing 16 tests of daily living balance challenges