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

Wheelchair SIG: Master Clinician Penny Powers Pearls of Wisdom – Episode 1

This podcast from the Academy of Neurological Physical Therapy Assistive Technology/Seated Wheeled Mobility Special Interest Group highlights the career of master clinician, Penny J. Powers, PT, MS, ATP. She is a Level IV physical therapist at the VBWC Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and works in the Adult Seating and Mobility Clinic at the Rehabilitation Institute. Penny discusses her 45-year career in physical therapy, with a focus on her transition to becoming a wheelchair and seating specialist in her clinical practice and the rewards of providing these services to the clients she serves professionally.

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

Stroke SIG: “Apples to Apples” High Intensity Gait Training Knowledge Translation – Episode 12

This podcast is the fourth installation in the ANPT Stroke SIG’s podcast series about locomotor training.  In this episode, we talk with Dr. Jenni Moore, Dr. Chris Henderson, Dr. Lauren Lenca, and Dr. Elisabeth Bø and examine their project conducted called FIRST (Focused Intensity Repetitive Step Training). This project implemented the evidence-based, as per the recent locomotor CPG, and laboratory tested intervention of high intensity gait training in inpatient stroke rehabilitation facilities and compared its outcomes with traditional care interventions. At all the sites during this project, high intensity gait training was performed for the majority of the sessions as opposed to the traditional PT approach which involves performing multiple different interventions during sessions.  As researchers are aware of and as clinicians can imagine, there may be unforeseeable circumstances and variability in sessions that may affect the degree to which a research-based protocol can be followed with integrity in a clinic. The aim of this podcast will be to discuss the successes, facilitators, barriers, and challenges that different clinical sites had in implementing this evidence based intervention.

Please see the following link for the clinical prediction rule paper that provides the evidence for the calculator on the Institute of Knowledge Translation’s website: https://authors.elsevier.com/c/1cDf9wCg4Gdk

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 – www.neuropt.org.

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Kristin Musselman about Reactive Balance – Episode 8

In this episode, we talk to Kristin Musselman, BSc, BscPT, MSc, PhD about reactive balance after SCI and the results of the recent paper: Chan K, Lee JW, Unger J, Yoo J, Masani K, Musselman K. Reactive stepping after a forward fall in people living with incomplete spinal cord injury or disease. Spinal Cord. 2020;58:185-193.

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

Brain Injury SIG: General info about BI SIG with MaryBeth Osborne – Episode I

In this episode, we invited MaryBeth Osborne, the former chair of ANPT BI SIG, for a brief talk about the SIG group. Topics include the goals and mission, her experience in the SIG, and how to get involved in the SIG. Visit their website for more information too.

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

DD SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Standardizing Outcome Assessment in Parkinson Disease – Episode 18

A Knowledge Translation Project – with authors Amy Yorke and Angee Ludwa

In this episode, JNPT partners with the ANPT Degenerative Diseases SIG to bring you an interview between host, Parm Padgett, and authors, Amy York and Angee Ludwa. In the podcast, they discuss the nuances of the project that resulted in their January 2021 JNPT article, “Standardizing Outcome Assessment in Parkinson Disease: A Knowledge Translation Project.”

Access the article in the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy.

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

Vestibular SIG: Vestibular Migraine- Episode 49

Host Puneet Dhaliwal, PT, DPT, NCS, is joined by Professor, Joseph Furman, MD, PhD, FACS, in a discussion on diagnosis and treatment interventions for Vestibular Migraine.

Link to diagnostic interview for Vestibular Migraine: Diagnostic Interview

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

Balance & Falls SIG: Leadership Intro & Clinical Pearls – Episode 6

In this episode, the leadership of the Balance & Falls SIG discusses their vision for the next 2 years, upcoming resources to be available to our members, as well as clinical pearls to improve your practice with your patients with balance dysfunction.

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.