DD SIG Episode 48: Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy with Megan Iammarino

In this installment of our series on rare neurologic diseases, Ken Vinnaco talks with Megan Iammarino about physical therapy for people with Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy (LGMD), an umbrella term that encompasses a varied group of disorders affecting the proximal muscles around the shoulders and hips that impacts approximately 2 in every 100,000 people. Megan …

DDSIG: Bonus Episode-  CSM Platform Award: Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Access and Utilization in Black and African American Chicagoland Communities – with Michelle Walaszek 

In this episode, Chris interviews Michelle Walaszek, a winner of the DDSIG platform award at CSM Boston in 2024. Michelle, a PhD candidate and research associate in the Knowledge Translation of Exercise and Activity for Symptom Management (KTEAM) lab at Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, explains important qualitative research that her team completed in their local Chicagoland …

Vestibular SIG: Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation in Pediatric Concussion- Episode #70

Host Jennifer Burus PT, NCS is joined by Anne W. Hunt, PhD, OT Reg (Ontario) and Nick Reed, PhD, MScOT, OT Reg (Ontario) for a discussion on multidisciplinary care for pediatric patients with concussion. Dr. Hunt is an Assistant Professor Teaching Stream in the Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy at the University of …

DDSIG: Bonus Episode- CSM Platform Award: Gait Initiation Dynamics in Parkinson Disease – with CJ Duppen 

In this episode, Parm interviews Chelsea “CJ” Duppen, a winner of the DDSIG platform award at CSM Boston in 2024. CJ, a fourth year PhD student at the University of North Carolina, works with Dr. Mike Lewek in the Recovery of Gait and Neurorehabilitation (ReGaiN) lab, studying gait and gait initiation impairments in people living …

Vestibular SIG- Integrating Psychology into Vestibular Rehab- Episode # 69

Host Maureen Clancy PT, DPT, OCS is joined by Joanna Wolfson PhD, ABPP and Emily Kostelnik PhD in a discussion on the integration of psychological care for patients with vestibular disorders. Dr. Kostelnik is a Clinical Health Psychologist who focuses on behavioral health education for the vestibular community through her company Rooted Behavioral Education and …

SCI Chats Episode # 8

In our newest episode, we talk with physical therapist, Tori Fallgren, about complex rehab technology, and the advocacy efforts that make a huge impact in the lives of individuals with SCI. Join host, Kristen Cezat, as she and Tori discuss the recent “win” in advocacy efforts related to power wheelchair seat elevation and so much …

DDSIG: Bonus Episode- CSM Poster Award: The Tinetti POMA Discriminates Between Fallers and Non-Fallers in pALS -with Kayla Chomko

In this episode, Chris Burke interviews Kayla Chomko who, along with Jen Canbeck, Lauren Tabor Gray, and Rania Massad, won the DDSIG Best Poster Award at APTA’s Combined Sections Meeting in February 2024.  Chris and Kayla discuss her team’s poster, “The Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment Discriminates between Fallers and Non-Fallers in pALS: A Retrospective …

Stroke SIG: Pelvic Health across the Continuum of Care for Patients with Neurologic Conditions: Episode 24

In this episode, host Marissa Moran, PT, DPT is joined by Ariana Jones, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health Physical Therapy, and Gillian McLean, PT, DPT, Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurologic Physical Therapy, to discuss pelvic health therapy across the continuum of care for the neurologic population, particularly those following a stroke. In …

DD SIG: Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) 2024 Preview – Bonus Episode 

In this episode of 4D, hosts Parm Padgett and 4D student intern Shannon Brown talk through the degenerative disease programming scheduled for CSM 2024. If you’re going to CSM this February, tune in while you travel, or even while you commute from your hotel in the morning to get some inspiration for what to see …

SCI SIG: Chats Episode # 7

It’s that time of year again! Join Kristen Cezat and SCI SIG chair, Casey Kandilakis, as they discuss this year’s content and events for CSM 2024 in Boston, MA February 15-17.  Learn about neurology and spinal cord injury content that you won’t want to miss as well as opportunities to meet the SCI SIG leadership …