Vestibular Rehabilitation SIG: Concussion Clinical Practice Guideline – Episode 49

Host Maureen Clancy PT, DPT, OCS, Cert MDT is joined by Karen McCulloch PT, PhD, FAPTA, NCS in a discussion on the release of the Concussion Clinical Practice Guideline in April 2020.

To learn more about the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Vestibular Special Interest Group visit www.neuropt.org.

DD SIG: Episode 12: Evidence-based Recommendations for Exercise and Physical Therapy in Huntington’s Disease with Ann Kloos and Deb Kegelmeyer

In this episode, to ring out HD Awareness Month, Katy talks to Ann Kloos and Deb Kegelmeyer about the most up-to-date recommendations for exercise and physical therapy for people with Huntington’s disease. It is chock-full of the latest information for clinicians treating patients with HD, whether experienced or novice. We hope you enjoy it!

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

DD SIG: CSM 2020 Award Winner: Effects of a 6-week Cognitively Challenging Agility Exercise Program in People with Parkinson’s Disease with Laurie King – Bonus Episode

In this final of four CSM bonus episodes, Katy talks to Dr. Laurie King about her study on the impact of an exercise intervention in people with PD on the MiniBEST, freezing of gait, gait mechanics, dual task function, and patient-reported outcomes. They discuss the ins and outs of the study including who responded best and details of the agility bootcamp intervention. They also delve into Laurie and her colleagues’ upcoming research on turning in people with PD. This research was the basis for a platform presentation that won the DD SIG’s Best Platform Award at APTA’s CSM 2020. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

Stroke SIG: Locomotor CPG Discussion – Episode 9

In this episode, Cory Hall has a conversation with Dr. George Hornby, Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Indiana University. He is the primary author of the 2020 Clinical Practice Guideline to Improve Locomotor Function Following Chronic Stroke, Incomplete Spinal Cord Injury, and Brain Injury. In this engaging conversation you will learn direct clinical tips and tricks to help you in your clinical practice to improve locomotor function. The full article can be found on the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy. Find additional resources at this website: http://www.neuropt.org/practice-resources/anpt-clinical-practice-guidelines/locomotor-training-cpg

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

DD SIG: CSM 2020 Award Winner: Utilization of Manual Therapy to Address Pain and Functional Impairments in Parkinson’s Disease with Lindsay White Walston – Bonus Episode

In this third of four CSM bonus episodes, Parm talks to Lindsay White Walston about her case series that combined manual therapy with additional intervention for gait and balance for people with PD. Lindsay tells us how she combines her orthopedic and neurologic clinical specialties to improve outcomes for patients. This case series was the basis for a poster presentation that won the DD SIG’s Best Clinical Poster Award at APTA’s CSM 2020. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

DD SIG: CSM 2020 Award Winner: Effort-Based Decision-Making for Exercise in People with PD with Cristina Colon-Semenza– Bonus Episode

In this second of four CSM bonus episodes, Parm talks to Dr. Cristina Colon-Semenza about her work investigating decision making and response to rewards for exercise in people with PD. This research was the basis for a poster presentation that won the DD SIG’s Best Basic/Applied Science Poster Award at APTA’s CSM 2020. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

CSM 2020 Award Winner: Clinical Utility of the Single-Leg Calf Raise in People with MS with Paul Kline and Mark Manago – Bonus Episode

In this first of four CSM bonus episodes, Parm talks to Dr. Paul Kline and Dr. Mark Manago about their work investigating the relationship between single leg calf raise test with dynamometry and with clinical measures of gait in people with MS. This research was the basis for a platform presentation that won the DD SIG Platform Presentation Award at APTA’s CSM 2020. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

DD SIG: Decision Making in Community Exercise Classes with Tara McIsaac- Episode 11

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Tara McIsaac about her recent study outlining characteristics of people with PD that determined exercise class prescription. Tara and Parm review the study results, including a group of clinical tests that may help PTs refer to appropriate programs. They also discuss the importance and logistics of communication between PTs and other exercise professionals. If you’re interested in community exercise in this population, this is a great listen! The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Carey Holleran and George Hornby about the Locomotor Training CPG – Episode 4

In this episode of Discussions in Spinal Cord Injury Science (DiSCIS), we interview Carey Holleran, PT, DHS, NCS and George Hornby, PT, PhD about their recent publication:

Hornby TG, Reisman DS, Ward IG, et al. Clinical practice guideline to improve locomotor function following chronic stroke, incomplete spinal cord injury, and brain injury. J Neur Phys Ther. 2020;44:49-100. Click here for the CPG document.

The SCI SIG is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org

DD SIG: 4D Episode 10: Rehabilitation for people with Huntington’s Disease with Lori Quinn

In this episode, Dr. Lori Quinn talks to Parm about key features of Huntington’s Disease for PTs to recognize and examine, treatment approaches, and her rehabilitation-based research with this population. This is a great learning opportunity for clinicians familiar with HD as well as those who may see it very rarely (or haven’t seen it at all yet!). Lori also gives some great clinical pearls that apply to working with patients with any rare neurological condition. 

For show notes click here.

Click here for courses on the ANPT Synapse Education Center on  Huntington’s Disease.

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