Balance & Falls SIG: Dr. William Padula interview – Episode 5

In this podcast, the ANPT Balance & Falls SIG interviews Dr. William Padula about Visual Midline Shift Syndrome (VMSS), and collaborative interventions to treat VMSS that adds to postural gait and balance impairment.  Dr. Padula is a Neuro-optometrist and founder of the Padula Institute. He is a pioneer in the assessment and treatment of neurologic visual-spatial syndromes that affect people with neurologic disorders and people with post-traumatic gait and balance loss. The videos and more information on his work can be found at https://padulainstitute.com/.

The Balance and Falls Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG: Hydropic Ear Disease (Menière’s Disease) – Episode 48

Host Puneet Dhaliwal, PT, DPT, NCS is joined by Dr. Robert Gürkov, MD, PhD. An internationally trained physician and eminent Otorhinolaryngology. He has taught as a Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Munich, head of Neurotology at LMU, Munich, Senior physician and head of the vertigo clinic at Bielefeld Clinic. He is currently working as ENT surgeon at Specialist Center Munich-Laim. With a PhD on Diagnosis and Therapy of Menière’s Disease, he has multiple landmarks to his name.Including – Introduction of Endolymphatic Hydrops Imaging for clinical practice, Discovery of VEMP frequency tuning in Menières Disease.Introduction of the terminology “Hydropic Ear Disease” and Discovery of Amiodarone-associated Bilateral Vestibulopathy.

This episode discusses examination, pathology and treatment interventions available for Hydropic Ear Disease(Meniere’s). 

The Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org. 

Stroke SIG: Locomotor CPG Discussion Part III – Episode 11

Host Jackie Loeshelle is joined by members of the Locomotion – Chronic CPG Knowledge Translation Task Force for a Part III discussion on the Locomotor CPG. In this episode, Dr. Carey Holleran and Dr. Maghan Bretz discuss the Intensity Matters Campaign, which provides clinicians with guidance on how to focus on intensity when providing intervention for improving locomotor function in individuals with chronic neurologic conditions (CVA, iSCI, and TBI). The Task Force has created guidelines that can be found on the ANPT website. This podcast episode will provide clinically applicable knowledge to implement intense and task-specific gait training into your practice. Please send questions or comments to strokesig@gmail.com.

Supporting links:

  • Locomotor CPG Full Text: https://journals.lww.com/jnpt/fulltext/2020/01000/clinical_practice_guideline_to_improve_locomotor.8.aspx
  • “Intensity Matters” webpage by the Locomotor CPG Knowledge Translation Task Force that includes helpful clinical resources/tools and supporting articles: https://www.neuropt.org/practice-resources/locomotor

The Stroke Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

DD SIG: The Effects of Mental Singing on Gait in PD with Gammon Earhart – Episode 16

In this episode, Dr. Gammon Earhart and Parm dive into Dr. Earhart’s 2019 ANPT Golden Synapse Award-winning research on the effect of mental singing on gait variability in adults with Parkinson Disease. They discuss her methods and inspiration for exploring this intervention, as well as the intricacies of her findings and their clinical relevance. Listen in to get a detailed perspective on how mental singing can help individuals with PD and a sneak peek of her lab’s current and future research studies! The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

DD SIG: Physical Therapy for People with ALS with Vanina Dal Bello Haas – Episode 14

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Vanina Dal Bello-Haas about her research and experience treating people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. They discuss expanding the classification of ALS, addressing multi-system involvement (including pain and respiratory dysfunction), and recognizing patient priorities while balancing active intervention and overuse. Join us as we learn more about the assessment, management, and empowerment of our patients with ALS! 

The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Milap Sandhu about Acute Intermittent Hypoxia – Episode 7

In this episode, we talk to Milap Sandhu, PT, PhD about Acute Intermittent Hypoxia and drug-induced neuromodulation and the results of his recent paper: Sandhu MS,Gray E, Kocherginsky M, Jayaraman A, Mitchell GS, Rymer WZ. Prednisolone pretreatment enhances intermittent hypoxia-induced plasticity in persons with chronic incomplete spinal cord injury. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2019;33:911-921.

The Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

Stroke SIG: Locomotor CPG Discussion Part II– Episode 10

Host Jackie Loeshelle is joined by Dr. George Hornby for a Part II discussion on the Locomotor CPG. The Locomotor CPG identifies the most optimal interventions for gait recovery based on current evidence for individuals with chronic stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury, and traumatic brain injury. This episode delves deeper into the background and design of the CPG, how the literature search occurred, and how the authors interpreted results to develop recommendations. Dr. Hornby also discusses implementation and audit strategies for high intensity gait training in the clinical setting.

Read the full-text CPG here: https://journals.lww.com/jnpt/Fulltext/2020/01000/Clinical_Practice_Guideline_to_Improve_Locomotor.8.aspx

Additional resources from the Locomotor Knowledge Translation Task Force: https://www.neuropt.org/practice-resources/locomotor/resourses

The Stroke Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

DD SIG: The Interaction Between Aging and Multiple Sclerosis with Herb Karpatkin – Episode 15

In this episode from the ANPT Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group, Parm talks to Dr. Herb Karpatkin about the interactive effect of aging with Multiple Sclerosis. They discuss important aspects of care and dive into a deeper understanding of how fatigue and dosage can dictate the rehabilitation experience. Join us in our exploration of reversing the cycle of frailty in aging with a degenerative neurologic condition.

For show notes and references click here.

The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

DDSIG – Telerehabilitation Discussion with Alicia Flach, PT, DPT – Bonus Episode

Join our host, Parm Padgett as she and Dr. Alicia Flach discuss telerehabilitation and what you can do to help keep telerehab accessible and reimbursable! Click here for a link to the APTA Action Center where you can send letters of support to your Senators and Representatives (you do not need to be an APTA member). You can email Dr. Alicia Flach for more information or to help at ADFLACH@mailbox.sc.edu.

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Bonus Conversation with Kathleen Martin Ginis about Behavior Change Theory – Episode 6

In this episode, we continue our conversation with Dr. Kathleen Martin Ginis as we chat about behavior change theory: the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) , the Behavior Change Wheel, and why the Transtheoretical Model of Change is old news.

The Spinal Cord Injury Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org