By Lauren Rashford, DPT, Director of Clinical Operations and Customer Development of Moterum Technologies.
Walking really may be the best medicine yet…
Did you know that there have been more and more studies showing that walking can truly improve your overall health? Here, at Moterum Technologies, we are dedicated to helping improve stroke patient’s lives one step and a time. In order to do that we will continually provide you with the most up to date research to help you improve your quality of life!
In a large studypublished in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM) , they found that regularly walking at an average, brisk, or fast pace was associated with a 20% reduction in all-cause mortality and a 24% reduction in the risk of dying from a cardiovascular disease. This is huge! We are already deep into our clinical trials with our iStrideTMdevice, which is demonstrating significant improvements in gait speed and increased steps per day! Our participants have made comments such as:
“ I am walking more than I ever have since my stroke “ – 2 years post stroke
“ My walking speed is much better than before”- 1 year post stroke
“My overall confidence in walking and moving around is much better now because I feel like my leg is stronger” – 3 years post stroke
A studypublished in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, came to the same conclusion stating that engaging in at least 150 minutes per week of brisk walking was related to a 20% decrease in all-cause mortality.
Confidence does make a difference! We want to help foster your ability to keep walking and stay motivated. Whether you walk in your community or come out to a walk to support stroke survivors, you can do this!
If you have not yet joined our Clinical Trials in Charlotte, NC, or are interested in our device or getting involved in a clinical trials in some other way, click the link below. We are excited to talk with you!