DD SIG: Backward Walking and Cerebellar Dysfunction in People with Multiple Sclerosis- with Nora Fritz – Episode 34  

In this episode of 4D, we talk with Dr. Nora Fritz about her expansive research in the field of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) rehabilitation. Dr. Fritz talks with host Katy McGraw about her research on the relationship between backward walking velocity and falls, and the effects of cerebellar involvement on the motor and cognitive function in people with MS. Tune in to learn more about what PTs can be assessing and addressing to best serve the MS patient population. The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuroPT.org  

Show notes – https://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/degenerative-diseases-sig/4d-episode-34-with-nora-fritz.pdf

Vestibular SIG: Vestibular Agnosia – Episode #65

Host Puja Agarwal PT, DPT, MHA is joined by Dr. Regan Harrell, PT, DPT, NCS, a current PhD student in Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Pittsburg to discuss Vestibular Agnosia. Dr. Harrell’s research interests include the use of technology to improve the diagnosis and treatment of vestibular disorders and dizziness, and balance disorder manifestations in the traumatic brain injury population. Her recent work investigates the effect of Vestibular Agnosia on the reporting of BPPV symptoms in patients post TBI.

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

DD SIG: Fall Prevention and Fall Risk in Wheelchair Users with Multiple Sclerosis – with Debbie Backus and Laura Rice – Episode 33

In this episode of 4D, we talk with Dr. Debbie Backus from the Shepherd Center in Atlanta, GA and Dr. Laura Rice from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign about their abundance of research in fall risk and fall prevention for wheelchair users with Multiple Sclerosis (MS). Host Chris Burke talks with our guests about what risk factors clinicians should be on the lookout for, what outcome measures to consider, and evidence based intervention strategies for this population. Tune in to learn more from the experts on how to reduce fall risk and optimize function in this unique population.  The Degenerative Diseases Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy –www.neuroPT.org 

Show notes: https://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/degenerative-diseases-sig/ddsig-episode-33.pdf

SCI Chats: Episode 1

Get to know the SCI SIG leadership: We talk with ANPT SCI SIG leadership to hear a little bit about their background, why they love treating clients with SCI, and why they chose to join the SCI SIG leadership team! 

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

Bias of Evidence: Researching the Research: Part 2

Listen to these exciting episodes as Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT, Co-Chair of the Moving Forward Task Force, talks to Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA about how PTs are using evidence, how to best use evidence and the bias of evidence. Dr. Cook is Director of Clinical Facilitation Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Duke Center of Excellence in Manual and Manipulative Therapy; Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. 

References for this podcast can be found here.

For more information on the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the Evidence Elevates campaign visit www.neuropt.org.

Bias of Evidence: Researching the Research: Part 1

Listen to these exciting episodes as Hallie Zeleznik, PT, DPT, Co-Chair of the Moving Forward Task Force, talks to Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA about how PTs are using evidence, how to best use evidence and the bias of evidence. Dr. Cook is Director of Clinical Facilitation Research, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Director, Duke Center of Excellence in Manual and Manipulative Therapy; Professor in Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine. 

References for this podcast can be found here.

For more information on the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy and the Evidence Elevates campaign visit www.neuropt.org.

DD SIG & JNPT Collaboration: Improvement in the Capacity for Activity Versus Improvement in Performance of Activity in Daily Life During Outpatient Rehabilitation– with Catherine Lang and Carey Holleran – Episode 32 

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Catherine Lang and Dr. Carey Holleran from Washington University in St. Louis about their article scheduled for publication in the January 2023 issue of JNPT titled “Improvement in the Capacity for Activity Versus Improvement in Performance of Activity in Daily Life During Outpatient Rehabilitation. Dr. Lang and Dr. Holleran discuss the difference between patients’ capacity in the clinic and their functional performance outside of the clinical setting. In this multi-site trial, they compared performance and capacity measures for patients with Parkinson disease and stroke, measuring upper limb and lower limb function. Tune in to hear more about their statistical analysis, selection of outcomes, and clinical implications of considering performance when evaluating patients, setting goals, and measuring progress. 

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

Show notes available at: https://www.neuropt.org/docs/default-source/degenerative-diseases-sig/ddsig-episode-32.pdf 

Spinal Cord Injury SIG: Interview with Dr. Edelle Field-Fote – Episode 14

Interview with Dr. Edelle Field-Fote about her group’s paper “ Characterizing the Experience of Spasticity after Spinal Cord Injury: A National Survey Project of the Spinal Cord Injury Model Systems Centers” published in Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2022.   Join DiSCIS hosts Kristen Cezat, PT, DPT, NCS and Uzair Hammad, PT, DPT as we learn more about this new and exciting work!

For the transcript of the podcast click here.

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

Stroke SIG in Collaboration with Assistive Technology/Seating and Wheeled Mobility SIG: Wheelchair Prescription in the Neurologic Population – Episode 18

Host Jackie Loeshelle, PT, DPT is joined by Jennith Bernstein, PT, DPT, ATP/SMS of the Assistive Technology/Seated and Wheeled Mobility SIG to discuss wheelchair prescription for the neurologic population and the important role physical therapists have in this process.

Disclosure: Dr. Bernstein is a Clinical Affairs Manager for Permobil.

Resources on this topic are listed below:

The information in this podcast is meant for the benefits of physical therapists. It is not meant for personal medical diagnosis and or treatment. Individuals should always consult an appropriate medical practitioner with questions.

Please send comments or questions on this podcast to the Stroke SIG at strokesig@gmail.com

The Stroke Special Interest Group and Assistive Technology/Seating and Wheeled Mobility Special Interest Group are part of the Academy of
Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.

DD SIG: Special Episode: PT Pet Peeves – Episode 31 

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In this special 3-year anniversary episode of 4D, host Parm Padgett and DDSIG secretary and podcast editor Sara Zoeller dive into the world of neuro-rehab and the pet peeves that come along with it. From terminology to exercise intensity to balance, we hear from previous guests and board members about what they are itching to correct in neuro PT practice. Join us with special guests Anne Kloos, Jeannie Stephenson, Herb Karpatkin, Lori Quinn, Vanina Dal Bello-Hass, Judy Deutsch, Alicia Flach, Amy Yorke, and Julie Hershberg as they share their personal pet peeves when it comes to neuro rehabilitation.  

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

Show notes 

To learn more about the Moving Forward/Evidence Elevates Task force, check out their site on the ANPT website here: https://neuropt.org/practice-resources/best-practice-initiatives-and-resources/moving-forward 

Guests 

Vanina Dal Bello-Haas PT, PhD 

Judy Deutsch PT, PhD 

Alicia Flach PT, DPT 

Julie Hershberg PT, DPT 

Herb Karpatkin PT, DSc 

Anne Kloos PT, PhD 

Lori Quinn PT, EdD 

Jeannie Stephenson PT, PhD 

Amy Yorke PT, PhD