DD SIG: Moving Forward with Patty Scheets – Episode 20

In this episode, Parm and Patty Scheets take a step back and discuss the big picture of our profession, including utilizing practice-based evidence to establish standards of care and drive our practice forward. In addition to getting an in-depth look at Patty’s clinical experience, we take a deeper dive into the challenge of stepping out of your comfort zone to grow as a clinician. Listen in to discover the inspiration for “Moving Forward” from JNPT’s January 2021 Presidents Perspective and join us as we learn how to prove our value as physical therapists!

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

Stroke SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Discussing the Clinical Practice Guideline for the Use of Ankle Foot Orthoses and Functional Electrical Stimulation Post Stroke – Episode 14

In this episode, the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT) partners with the ANPT Stroke Special Interest Group for an interview with Dr. Therese Johnston and Dr. Lisa Brown conducted by host Jackie Loeshelle. Drs. Johnston and Brown are authors of a recently released clinical practice guideline examining the use of ankle foot orthoses and functional electrical stimulation for individuals post-stroke. Their article is included in the April 2021 issue of JNPT.

Find more about the CPG here: https://www.neuropt.org/practice-resources/anpt-clinical-practice-guidelines/AFO_FES-post-stroke

Vestibular SIG: The Mystique of PPPD – Episode 54

Host Puja Agarwal, PT, DPT, MHA is joined by guest speaker and world renowned researcher Dr. Jeffery Staab, MD, MS in a discussion on Persistent Postural Perceptual Dizziness (PPPD) or the The Mystique of PPPD. He offers pearls of wisdom on diagnostic criteria, intervention options and future research on the same.

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

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Jonathan Tsay about early-phase clinical research – Episode 9

In this episode, we talk to Jonathan (JT) Tsay about his recent paper: Tsay JS, Winstein CJ. Five features to look for in early-phase clinical intervention studies. Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2021;35:3-9.

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

Transcription of this podcast can be found here: https://app.box.com/s/62d6za8i692rov46pz7gd5zbaappezks.

DD SIG: CSM 2021 Award Winner: The Effects of Backward Cycling on Posterior Protective Stepping Responses in People with Parkinson Disease with Suzanne O’Neal

In this CSM bonus episode, Rebecca talks to Dr. Suzanne O’Neal about her work using backward cycling as a treatment strategy for people with PD. Suzanne and Rebecca discuss the ins and outs of testing backward stepping, the study’s results, and how to incorporate this treatment approach into your practice. This research was the basis for a platform presentation that won the DD SIG Platform Award at APTA’s CSM 2021. 

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

Balance & Falls SIG: Dr. Debbie Espy Interview – Episode 8

In this episode from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Balance and Falls Special Interest Group, Dr. Julie Schwertfeger interviews Dr. Debbie Espy, Associate Professor in the School of Health Sciences & Center for Human Machine Systems at Cleveland State University, and Chair of the Balance and Fall SIG. We discuss her PT background, early influences and mentors, and clinical application of her novel research and validation of her clinical measure, the Rate of Perceived Stability.

Please email any questions to BalanceFallsSIG@gmail.com.

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

Stroke SIG: Mechanical Thrombectomy – Episode 13

For this episode, host Jackie Loeshelle is joined by Dr. Dileep Yavagal, MD to discuss mechanical thrombectomy as a medical intervention for acute onset ischemic stroke. Dr. Yavagal discusses mechanical thrombectomy and its outcomes to allow us as therapists to better understand how it may impact our patients’ progress in rehabilitation.

Please send comments or questions on this podcast to strokesig@gmail.com.

The Stroke Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

Balance & Falls SIG: Dr. Cindy Gibson-Horn Interview- Episode 7

In this episode from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Balance and Falls Special Interest Group, Dr. Julie Schwertfeger interviews Dr. Cindy Gibson-Horn, the developer of  BalanceWear and owner of Motion Therapeutics Physical Therapy. We discuss her PT background, her clinical ‘aha’ moment about strategic torso weighting to improve balance, and a series of research studies that use the BalanceWear system and assessment methods she developed.

* Here is the 2007 JNPT article with case videos that Dr.Horn references in the podcast: 

Gibson-Horn, Cynthia PT Balance-Based Torso-Weighting in a Patient with Ataxia and Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: September 2008 – Volume 32 – Issue 3 – p 139-146 doi: 10.1097/NPT.0b013e318185558f

Please email any questions to BalanceFallsSIG@gmail.com

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

DD SIG: Special Episode: A Deep Dive Into Participation -Episode 19

In 4D’s first ever topic-based episode, Katy and Parm talk to experts Dr. George Fulk, Dr. Lee Dibble, and Dr. Laurie King about how we define participation, how PTs are measuring it, and how we may measure it in the future. Have you ever asked yourself if you’re missing or just skimming the surface of this piece of the ICF? Join us to spark ideas for how to make participation more relevant to your practice!

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

Degenerative Diseases SIG: 4D’s CSM 2021 Preview- Bonus Episode

Join DD SIG Chair Rebecca Martin as she interviews Heather Salon and Bart Hanson from the ANPT Programming Committee about the first ever virtual CSM. Learn the ins and outs of how CSM will work, and hear about events and programming that might be interesting to DD SIG members. 

If you’re participating in CSM 2021, consider joining us at our DD SIG meeting on Tuesday, February 4th at 8 pm EST. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYuceitqjIoGtzD7yEqjsQIXfkrLouYPtOz

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