DDSIG: Health Promotion and Wellness – with Rupal Patel – Episode 26

In this episode, Rebecca talks to Rupal Patel, a founding member of the APTA Health Promotion and Wellness Council. They discuss the council and how it relates to patients with degenerative diseases. They highlight different areas of wellness and ideas for promoting healthy lifestyles at the individual, community, and society levels. Don’t miss these practical tips and resources for clinicians. 

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

Brain Injury SIG: Brain Bytes – Locomotor CPG Episode 3

In this episode, the ANPT Brain Injury SIG speaks with Estelle Gallo about the locomotor CPG and how it can be utilized in clinical practice particularly in patients with brain injury. Estelle is a clinical specialist at Rusk Rehabilitation NYU Langone Health and serves on the Knowledge Translation Task Force for the locomotor CPG.

For more information on the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the Brain Injury SIG, visit www.neuropt.org

Stroke SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Discussing Manual Dexterity and its Association with Paretic Upper Extremity Use in Individuals with Stroke Living in the Community – Episode 15

In this episode, the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT) partners with the ANPT Stroke Special Interest Group for an interview with Amanda DeMartino conducted by host Jackie Loeshelle. Dr. DeMartino is an author of a recently published article examining manual dexterity measures and their relationship to use of the paretic upper extremity in individuals with stroke. This article is included in the October 2021 issue of JNPT.

Find more about this article here: https://journals.lww.com/jnpt/Abstract/2021/10000/Manual_Dexterity_Is_Associated_With_Use_of_the.7.aspx

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

DDSIG & JNPT Collaboration: Are Mobile Persons With Parkinson Disease Necessarily More Active – with authors Jenna Zajac and Terry Ellis – Episode 25

In this episode, Parm talks to Dr. Zajac and Dr. Ellis about their paper in the October 2021 issue of JNPT “Are Mobile Persons With Parkinson Disease Necessarily More Active?” Parm dives into the methods and results with Dr. Zajac. Then, she zooms out to talk about big picture implications including measuring and defining performance and participation with Dr. Ellis.  

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

DDSIG: Specialty Clinic Care for People with Atypical Parkinson’s Disease/Parkinsonism – with Heather Cianci – Episode 24

In this episode, Katy talks to Heather Cianci, who works in University of Pennsylvania’s COPE (Comprehensive Outpatient Parkinsonism Evaluation) Clinic. They discuss the structure of this and other specialty clinics, the rehabilitation team, and atypical PD diagnoses. They highlight resources, evaluation and treatment strategies for clinicians who provide care to patients with these diagnoses. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy –www.neuropt.org.

Vestibular SIG: COVID-19 and Dizziness- Episode 59

Host Ethan Hood, PT, DPT, GCS, NCS is joined in a “roundtable” discussion by Karen Lambert, PT, DPT, NCS, Nicole Miranda, PT, DPT, Dan Sawyer, PT, DPT, and Julie Skrzat, PT DPT, PhD, CCS to discuss dizziness with COVID-19.

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

https://www.apta.org/your-practice/outcomes-measurement/covid-19-core-outcome-measures
https://www.texashealth.org/ieem/Patient-Care/Syncope-and-Autonomic-Dysfunction-Clinic
https://www.dysautonomiainternational.org/exercise
https://workwellfoundation.org/educational-videos/
https://www.stasis.life/

DDSIG: Considerations for AFO and FES use: Lessons from the stroke CPG- with Lisa Brown- Episode 23

 In this episode Parm talks to Lisa Brown, an author on the newly released Clinical Practice Guideline for use of Ankle-Foot Orthoses and Functional Electrical Stimulation Post-Stroke. They discuss the CPG development process, as well as what conclusions might be applicable outside of the stroke population including for people with MS and other neurodegenerative conditions. They talk through some practical strategies clinicians can use when making bracing recommendations and give a preview of upcoming knowledge translation projects.  

Show notes: https://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/degenerative-diseases-sig/ddsig-episode-23.pdf

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

Vestibular SIG: Mal De Debarquement Syndrome – Episode 58

Host Puneet Dhaliwal, PT, DPT, NCS is joined in this episode by Dr. Catherine Cho to discuss about Mal De Debarquement Syndrome. Dr. Cho is Director of Neuro – Otology, Department of Neurology and Clinical Associate Professor Department of Neurology and Otolaryngology, NYU Health, New York. She is a subcommittee member for Mal de débarquement syndrome

To learn more about the ANPT Vestibular Rehabilitation Special Interest Group visit neuropt.org.

Vestibular SIG: Telehealth Update- Episode 57

Host Maureen Clancy PT, DPT, OCS is joined by Sara Oxborough PT in an update on the use of telehealth for vestibular rehabilitation. They discuss best practices for treating vestibular conditions in this medium, changes that have occurred related to the Covid-19 pandemic and resources for further information.

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

DDSIG: JNPT Author Interview: Graham Cochrane, Assessment of Vestibular Function in Multiple Sclerosis

In this special episode, Rebecca interviews Dr. Graham Cochrane about his recent publication in the July 2021 issue of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: “Comprehensive Clinical Assessment of Vestibular Function in Multiple Sclerosis.” They discuss his significant findings in central vestibular integration through variance in response to subjective visual vertical and dynamic visual acuity, as well as its association with disease severity. In addition, Dr. Cochrane describes each vestibular measure used in his study and his recommendation for an efficient battery of clinical vestibular tests. Listen in to discover more about vestibular function in Multiple Sclerosis and how you can best assess it in your patients! 

To review show notes click here.

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